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Lee M. Schwalben, M.D.,J.D.,LLC

Admitted to practice in law Louisiana, New York and *Florida

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Schwalben Law Firm

Lee M. Schwalben, M.D.,J.D.,LLC

Admitted to practice in Louisiana, New York and *Florida

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Animals and motor vehicle collisions

On Behalf of | Feb 16, 2019 | Car Accidents, Firm News | 0 comments

From bad weather to inexperience, distractions and fatigue, motor vehicle crashes have many causes. Some risk factors are overlooked because they are less common, however. For example, there are different ways in which animals (both wild and domesticated) can play a role in collisions. Someone who drives around with their dog may be distracted by the animal, interfering with their driving abilities. Or, someone may be surprised by a wild animal such as a deer that darts across the road, causing them to swerve into oncoming traffic.

These are some examples of how animals can play a key role in motor vehicle crashes. Sadly, these accidents not only leave many animals hurt or killed but humans may face serious consequences as well. For example, if someone allowed their dogs to run loose in front of their house, and this led to a motor vehicle collision that left you or someone you love hurt, you may need to consider moving forward with a lawsuit.

Physical pain, financial hardship due to medical expenses, depression as a result of a serious injury and even the loss of life are just some of the consequences that people involved in these accidents may have to deal with. Fortunately, options are on the table for many motor vehicle crash victims, such as filing a lawsuit to secure compensation. Moving ahead with legal action can be intimidating and stressful for someone who is already overwhelmed by motor vehicle wreck consequences, but it can turn their life around afterward.

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