Car Crash with Stray Cow Compensation
I was wondering if I could claim car crash with stray cow compensation as I was suffered whiplash when avoiding a stray cow on the road.
Because you suffered a physical injury when you were involved in a car accident involving a stray animal you should be able to claim car crash with stray cow compensation. However, even though animal owners have a distinct legal duty to keep their animals off the road and to ensure that they do not cause road traffic accidents, the owner must be able to afford to pay damages/compensation or have insurance. Nevertheless, it must be said that the owner of the cow would almost certainly have a farm insurance policy that will cover such circumstances making it likely that you can make a claim for stray cow car crash compensation.
There are some circumstances surrounding your car crash with stray cow compensation claim that must be considered. You did not mention whether you or the Gardai had identified the cow owner, for example. It could be the case that vandalism or even malicious intent was a factor in the cow being released on the road. In some cases, this may pose a threat to the matter of liability.
Because you did not stipulate the exact circumstances of the accident, particularly the involvement of other cars, it is difficult to evaluate the viability of your claim. While you may believe that the principle cause of the accident was the stray cow on the road, other vehicle drivers may not agree. The Gardai report will be the key evidence in such a case that proves complicated, especially when it involved multiple vehicles and third parties.
It would be in your best interest to speak with a solicitor about your potential car crash with stray cow compensation claim at the first practical moment. He or she would be able to evaluate every detail of your case that you provide, and can gather any other required documents, if necessary. It is impossible to reveal whether or not you have a claim worth pursuing without a thorough assessment by a legal professional.