Driver Injured After Hitting Loose Cow In Unincorporated Area Not Far From Palm Springs By Mountain View Drive and Club House Drive
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA (January 1, 2018) – At least one person was injured in a car accident when their vehicle hit a loose cow in the middle of the road by Mountain View Drive and Club House Drive.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident happened around 12:00 a.m. Animal control personal were called to the scene in order to investigate.
It remains unclear who the animal belongs to. The driver was injured, but the extent of their injuries remains unknown at this time.
Liability In Car Accidents Involving Loose Animals
Animal owners have a common law duty to secure their animals so that they do not pose a hazard to drivers. There are a few “open range” counties in California. These counties allow animal owners to let their farm animals roam freely. But in most counties animals should be secured to prevent accidents. Cows and horses should be kept behind a fence to prevent them from wandering in the road. It’s best to have two secure perimeters to decrease the likelihood of an animal escaping.
Victims of car accidents involving loose animals will be able to file a claim against the negligent owner. A person that is injured will be entitled to damages including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to seek the legal guidance of a car accident attorney after a collision. An attorney can track down the owner of the animal and help you receive compensation.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident involving a loose animal you may have legal recourse. The personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are here to help you with whatever you need. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have resolved thousands of cases on behalf of our clients. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.