Not every accident on the road is the same. It can involve different amounts of vehicles, different types of causes and many other factors that can influence the outcome of an accident, including serious injuries in Lincolnshire. Perhaps one of the most unusual accident claims on the road involves a cause which cannot quickly identify the responsible party for an accident claim.
Claiming compensation for road accidents
Animals in the road is not completely uncommon. You will often have suicidal foxes and birds jumping out in front of cars but what if you turn the corner and end up in an accident involving a much larger animal such as a horse?
Wild horses do exist however they are usually far away from the roads as they are fairly shy creatures. Tamed horses do have a habit of jumping fences or escaping if given the opportunity so it is likely this beast could be the cause of an accident on the road.
Claiming for serious injuries in Lincolnshire
When the accident initially happens before you do anything make sure you and your passengers are ok and out of danger. If you have a mobile phone take photographs of the beast and look for any markings on it to indicate who the owner may be. This could be a spray of colour on their coat or a number or ear clip.
Stressed animals can be very dangerous so it best to be cautious in case it turns on you or your passengers. Horses aren’t necessarily found next to their field as they may have taken a walk so after the accident when it safe to do so call for help to get the animal taken back to its owner.
Making a claim against an animal is impossible but you could make a claim against its owner, for serious injuries in Lincolnshire. In order to keep animals all owners must have suitable enclosures to keep them from escaping and causing accidents. If this has not been done they could be liable to pay you compensation money.
If you don’t know where the animal came from don’t worry because your legal representation for your accident claim will be able to find out.
If you have some questions about an accident you have been involved or would like some advice about claiming for serious injuries in Lincolnshire, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd November 2014