According to the logs, a car hit a dog that was on Lincoln Avenue. This occurred at 2 a.m. and the dog was taken to Woburn Animal Hospital.
There is no further word on the dog’s condition or the cause of the accident.
Collisions with Animals
Car collisions with animals are typically though to occur with wildlife. While this is true, and more common, collisions with stray animals are also common. Therefore, it is important for a driver to be aware of his surroundings, especially in a residential neighborhood. When a car collides with a domestic animal, questions of liability arise. This is especially so if both the animal and the vehicle are injured.
If the animal is a pet, the owner of the pet may actually be deemed liable for any harm caused to the driver. This is because the owner should have kept the animal leashed or restrained to prevent public harm or accidents. With this liability the owner would have to pay for the driver’s expenses out of pocket. Sometimes homeowner’s insurance may cover such a claim.
A Massachusetts car accident attorney from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can review your incident and advise you of your rights. Car collisions with animals, whether the animal is hurt or the driver, need to be reviewed by experienced personal injury attorneys. Please contact us today at (617) 367-2900 for a review of your case.
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