Articles Posted in Animal Attacks

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By :Douglas A. Petho

Most people don’t look for a lawyer until they need a lawyer. Unexpected events such as automobile accidents, on-the-job accidents or other injuries lead many people to seek out the best attorney they can find to represent them. Although there is no shortage of attorneys, figuring out who to hire can be a challenge. Television advertisements and junk mail solicitations are certainly one way to decide. A better method would be to evaluate the qualifications of the attorney you are considering before signing any paperwork.

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cow.jpg Three cows got free of a nearby farm and wandered onto Interstate 485 outside of Charlotte where one of them was struck by a passing motorist. The cow was killed.

While automobile collisions with livestock are not uncommon in rural areas, it is especially dangerous in metropolitan areas with busy streets.

Under North Carolina law, the owner of livestock would be liable for damages caused by escaped livestock only if the owner was negligent by failing to properly contain the animal. Commonly this is shown by examining the condition of the fences, pens or other structures used to contain the animal. In addition, any evidence that the animal had escaped on prior occasions would be important to consider.