You could be driving along the road when an unsuspecting animal jumps out in front of you. Within the blink of an eye, you find yourself in an accident. Now what can you do concerning the animal, along with the damages and injuries you endured?
Don’t worry, our expert team of car accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are available 24/7 to offer legal assistance to victims of personal injury. We will strengthen your claim and negotiate with insurance companies to get you a fair settlement offer.
To schedule a free consultation, please contact us by calling (213) 927-3700 or filling out our quick contact form.
What to Do After a Collision with an Animal
According to a report released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), there have been more than one million car accidents involving animals. About 10 percent of these collisions resulted in personal injuries.
Any time there is an accident involving an animal, it’s important to act fast to get the help that you need in order to stay safe and protected from liability. After the accident, you should do the following:
These are important actions to take in order to create a strong insurance claim and recover the maximum amount of compensation available for the damages you experienced as a result of the accident.
Insurance and Your Animal Collision
California is a non-no fault collision state, meaning that in an accident, somebody must be found liable for damages. However, in the case of a collision with an animal, even though it might not have been your intention to hit the animal because it likely came out of nowhere, you will still be found liable for causing the collision.
This means that you will file an insurance claim against yourself. If you have comprehensive coverage, this may cover your damages. If you don’t have comprehensive coverage, but have personal injury insurance, then this can cover the costs of your injuries, as well.
Before you speak to an insurance agent, it’s important to get a car accident attorney on your side to ensure that you are not offered low compensation.
West Coast Trial Lawyers Is Here to Help
If you were injured in a car accident that involved an animal, our experienced team of car accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are here to help you recover maximum compensation to get the care and coverage that you deserve.
We offer free consultations and work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay us a penny until we successfully settle or win your case. Contact us 24/7 to set up an appointment by calling (213) 927-3700 or filling out our contact form.