It is a frequent and very serious occurrence that you may be injured in a car accident with a cow, pigs, or other livestock. An average male bull can weigh over 2,000 pounds and can weigh even more than 3,000 pounds, which is more than the weight of a Toyota Corolla! As you can imagine, being involved in an accident with livestock, especially at higher speeds, can cause very serious injury and even death.
Louisiana law mandates that the owner of a pig, cow, bull, or other livestock has to responsibility to secure their animals. This means that the owner of livestock owner has a duty to make sure there is adequate fencing so his livestock cannot escape, which would require construction of a proper fence, maintenance of the fence, as well as making sure the fence is closed so that his animals cannot escape.
We have handled many livestock accident cases, and it is important to retain an experienced attorney in these matters because different laws apply than a normal car accident. Your attorney will also have to identify the owner of the livestock and may have to get expert testimony to show that the owner was not responsible in securing the livestock.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a cow, pig, or other livestock, you may have significant injuries or medical bills. Our Metairie and New Orleans car accident and injury attorneys can help you navigate this difficult time. Call us for a free consultation.
This is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.