If you hit an animal such as a squirrel or partridge while driving your motor car, it will be likely that you won’t suffer much damage to your vehicle or any significant injury to your person. However, if you were to collide with a larger beast in a road accident in St Albans such as a cow, horse or sheep, things could be very different. In fact, a collision with a large dog could have the potential to do you very serious harm.
If you are injured in a road accident in St Albans that involved an animal, you might be able to take action against its owner with the assistance of a top-class 100% no win no fee* personal injury solicitor.
It will be important to bear in mind however that you won’t be able to do so if the animal you encountered on the road was wild. So, if you come off the worse for a collision with a badger, deer or wild boar, you won’t be able to seek compensation for your injuries. The reason being that there will be nobody to take action against.
Animal-related road accident in St Albans
Imagine that you were out for an evening drive along the country lanes close to your home. The light is fading, so visibility is not that great, but you have no fear of becoming embroiled in a road accident in St Albans that was not your fault. For one, you are a good driver. Also, you’re driving at a sensible speed and there a very few other cars on the roads you’re travelling on.
Suddenly, a horse that has escaped from its field appears in front of you. You hit the animal and it in turn slams into your windscreen, causing you some very nasty injuries in the process.Open Claim Calculator
As it would have been the responsibility of the person who owned the horse to make sure that it could not escape from its field, there will be a chance that you might well be able to sue him or her for a personal injury compensation pay-out.
The amount that you could stand to win would be very much dependent on the severity if your injuries and the precise circumstances surrounding your animal collision. You can get a feel for the type of money you could be looking at by using the 30 second claims calculator on the right hand side of Accident Advice Helpline web page.
Pick up the phone
Alternatively, you could give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to find out if it might be able to furnish you with one of its personal injury solicitors.