Steps to Take After Involved in Animal Car Crash

Steps to Take After Involved in Animal Car Crash

Steps to Take After Involved in Animal Car Crash

Car collisions, specifically two vehicle car collision, doesn't always mean that a car one is driving is going against or made crashed to another car. Car collisions can also be a scenario where a car crashed into a inanimate objects or living thing that isn't human for example, trees and wild animals. 

Animal-involved car crash is so common in U.S. that it is a known risk as in some states it has led to more than 50,000 crashes involving deers, livestocks, and other wild animals that cross roadways in surprise which led to those numbers and records state that it is consistently that high. 

Oftentimes, it is that bad as some livestocks such as fully grown cows could weigh up to 1,000 pounds and when, unfortunately, being hit with a vehicle, it could lead to possible sustenance of serious injuries as well as the death of that livestock which damages both sides. In this blog, we are going to take a look at steps on what to do following an event of being involved in an animal car crash. 

What to do after hitting an animal

If you are involved in an accident with an animal, take these steps immediately afterwards to stay safe:

  1. Right after the event of crash, keep calm and pull your vehicle to the road side while turning on your hazard lights for visibility. Never turn immediately as there might be other roadusers behind you. 

  2. Examine damages on both sides, call the police to report the accident and for them to proceed investigation on the matter. 

  3. Take pictures of the scene including damages, specifically injuries, dents, and other damages, to provide proofs and evidences which will be used later on. 

  4. Stay away from the injured animal as there are chances that it might hurt you. 

  5. Call your insurer to report the incident, even if your car didn't sustain damages.

  6. Inspect your vehicle for errors that the accident might cause. 

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If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of possibly an animal or livestock owner has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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