If you are in Blackwaterfoot, you may be visiting it for the golf, or perhaps you love the Isle of Arran; maybe you live in this beautiful spot. Whatever the case, you might be looking for an accident solicitor in Blackwaterfoot as even in the most picturesque of places, accidents can happen. In fact, because there are deer and sheep on Arran you have to drive around the island carefully.
Road accidents involving animals
Deer alone are the cause of approximately 74,000 accidents a year and as their numbers continue to grow, there are likely to be more accidents involving them. You should take care when driving at dawn and dusk, as this is when deer are most active. Some deer are wild, and others are farmed, and it could be tricky to ascertain which type of deer you hit. If you hit a wild animal then you cannot claim personal injury compensation because there is no owner to claim from.
With any accident that was not your fault, you have to be able to prove that another person was responsible for it.
Recently one motorist claimed that the windscreen of their car had been broken when a frozen squirrel hit it and landed on the passenger seat. In a case like this you might be able to claim for the damage from your insurance company. (The article was about the bizarre accident claims that insurance companies get in which animals tend to figure highly.)
Pigs, sheep and cattle sometimes get out of their enclosures and these can cause road traffic accidents, in which case, you can file a claim for personal injury against the farmer who has a responsibility to keep animals in secure enclosures.
If you are involved in an accident with a farm animal, you should call the police and try to move a dead animal off the road. However if the animal is still alive, then don’t attempt to move it as it could become aggressive. Call the police who will get a vet on the scene. Take photographs of any accident you have as they can lend weight to any personal injury compensation claim.
Accident solicitor in Blackwaterfoot
If you have had an accident involving an animal or any other accident which was not your fault, then you should contact an accident solicitor in Blackwaterfoot or one based in another place in the UK. If you have trouble finding one in your local phone directory or by searching online for an accident solicitor in Blackwaterfoot, for example, you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline, and we can put you in touch with an accident solicitor in Blackwaterfoot or elsewhere.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with a team of solicitors who live and work throughout the UK, and they are all specialists in the field of personal injury compensation claims. If you need expert legal advice regarding a possible personal injury compensation claim, call us now (our lines are always open) on one of our freephone numbers: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 17th June 2013