If you are injured because of an accident caused by an animal crossing the street, you can call an injury lawyer for accidents caused by an animal crossing the street in Phoenix, AZ from Zanes Law. We will review your auto insurance policy to help you pursue the benefits you deserve. If a dog or other domestic animal caused the accident, you may have a case against the animal’s owner. Please call Zanes Law at (602) 999-9999 for a free consultation at your home or the hospital. You do not pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Accidents Caused By Wild or Domestic Animals
There were more than 2,200 accidents caused by an animal crossing the roadway in Arizona in 2018, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. About 10 percent resulted in injuries and fatalities to the driver and occupants.
With an accident caused by a wild animal such as a deer or elk, the responsibility and expenses usually belong to the driver. However, if a domestic animal caused the accident, it is possible to hold the pet owner financially accountable.
Some Months Have Higher Rates of Animal-Related Accidents
Wildlife-related accidents are most likely to happen in June and October. June is the beginning of the monsoon season. The abundance of water allows wildlife to travel greater distances and forage in places where they typically cannot access. Wild animals native to Arizona include deer, antelope, elk, and bears.
Motorists should use extra caution during these months and especially on rural roads and routes that are appointed as migratory paths for wildlife. Many animals, including deer, are more active in the early mornings and evenings. Some animals, such as deer and antelope, tend to travel in groups. If you see one animal, slow down. There are likely more to follow.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident caused by an animal crossing in Phoenix, AZ, the injury lawyers at Zanes Law accept these cases. We are here to help you. For your convenience, you may sign with our firm during your free consultation. Please call (602) 999-9999 to learn more.
A Lawyer Can Help You File a Claim
If you hit a wild animal and suffered bodily injury and property damage, you file a claim with your auto insurance. However, the amount that your insurance company will cover depends on a few factors:
- Type of car insurance you have (comprehensive or non-comprehensive)
- Terms and conditions of your deductible
- The validity of your policy
You must pay the deductible before your car insurance covers the damage. This is assuming that your policy is current and in force at the time of the accident.
Why Have a Lawyer File Your Accident Claim
There are several benefits to having a lawyer from Zanes Law file your insurance claim on your behalf:
- We take care of all the necessary paperwork, including signature notarization.
- We read your policy carefully to make sure that you receive the full value of the benefits you are entitled to receive. We make it clear to your insurance company that you will not be short-changed on your rightful compensation.
- We follow up with the insurance company to make sure they pay your claim in a prompt fashion.
- We keep you informed and are here to answer any questions you may have.
- We work on a contingency basis only: no recovery, no fee.
All car accidents are frightening and traumatic, including those that involve animals. We will prepare, file, and manage your insurance claim for you during this challenging time. Please call (602) 999-9999 for a free consultation. We are ready to start on your claim right away.
You Deserve the Benefits You Pay For
Many people faithfully pay their auto insurance premiums but usually do not have a clear idea of their coverage. Insurance policies often have legal terms that most people find confusing. Sadly, insurance companies are often reluctant to pay full benefits to their policyholders. Zanes Law can help protect your right to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
The compensation you receive from insurance can be used for medical bills, car repairs (or replacement), and other expenses. A lawyer will explain your policy coverage and what compensation you may expect based upon your injuries and damages.
Auto Insurance Requirements Under Arizona Law
The Arizona Department of Transportation requires drivers to have car insurance that meets or exceeds the following minimum coverage levels under § AZ 20-1631. Those levels are bodily injury liability coverage—minimum of $15,000 per person / $30,000 per accident—and property damage liability coverage—minimum $10,000. It should be noted that the state of Arizona recommends carrying uninsured and underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage.
If you do not have the minimum required auto insurance, your vehicle registration and/or driver’s license may be revoked.
Injury Lawyer for Accidents Caused by an Animal Crossing the Street Near Me
Animal owners have an obligation to keep their domestic animals and livestock secured so that they do not go into the street. If a domestic animal was involved in your accident, the owner could be found negligent and held accountable.
Zanes Law will review the circumstances of your accident and pursue recovery from the owner, if applicable. If the owner is negligent, they could be responsible for your injuries and damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Towing and temporary transportation
- Car repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
For a free consultation with an injury lawyer for accidents caused by an animal crossing the street in Phoenix, AZ call Zanes Law at (602) 999-9999.
Call Zanes Law for Help With Your Accident
Zanes Law is committed to helping injured people. If you were injured in an accident caused by an animal crossing the street in Phoenix, AZ, call for a free consultation at your home or the hospital: (602) 999-9999.