It could be possible to suffer a whiplash injury from an animal, even though we normaly associate this type of injury from a car crash incident. Since whiplash is basically a term that is linked to the sudden jogging of the spine and or head, it is also quite possibly that this could occur from a collision with a large animal, and or, from the result of another interaction with an animal that caused you to fall or suddenly move in a way that caused you injury.
If you suffer the misfortune of being injured by somebody else’s pet, some livestock, or a working animal, you might be in a position to retain the services of a top 100% no win no fee* solicitor with a view to taking action against the party responsible for the animal.
Animal injuries and a whiplash injury in the Cotswolds and Central England
Let’s consider an example of how you might be injured by an animal owned by another person or an organisation, and think about what type of conditions might result from any such incident, such as a whiplash injury in the Cotswolds and Central England.
Imagine that you were at the airport waiting to board a flight. Suddenly, and without warning, a police dog jumps up at you, causing you to fall back and suffer a whiplash injury. It later transpires that the dog had been having some behavioural problems, and should have been taken off of active duty until they were sorted out.
Although this is unlikely, as these dogs are highly trained and normally excellent in their role, this is just an example of where animals that are the responsibility of an organisation can be made responsible legally, as supposed to animals in the wild for example, where there may be no responsible owner.
Under these circumstances, you might have grounds to get yourself to a top-class 100% no win no fee* personal injury solicitor with a view to taking action against the security firm that was responsible for the beast that caused your injury.
The next steps to claim compensation
If you have suffered a whiplash injury as the result of a run-in with another person or organisation’s animal and are looking at the possibility of taking legal action, why not call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Calls are free, confidential, and our expert claims advisers will help you all they can, and answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 12th May 2014
Author: David Brown