Automobile accidents involving animals

By: Admin

Auto accidents with animals in the Orlando, Orange County area are increasing. The State of Florida is one of the most unique states in the nation to offer many different types of wildlife. From the always talked about Florida alligator, all the way to the seldom heard of Florida panther, there are plenty of animals to disturb our roadways. Insurance companies handle car accidents involving animals in many different ways. This makes it very confusing for the driver to know exactly what is covered under their policy. While driving, it is in your best interest to avoid striking an animal, for the safety of the animal, as well as your own safety. If a driver swerves to avoid an animal in the roadway and strikes another vehicle, that driver may be held responsible for the accident. If a dog runs out into traffic and causes an accident, the owner of the dog can be held responsible.

It is helpful to have someone who is experienced in dealing with many different types of insurance policies to answer questions about who may be responsible for damages. The insurance companies may not give you the complete story about your rights and may prevent you from receiving the benefits you deserve. The attorneys at Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre, P.A. have been handling auto accidents, personal injury accidents, workers compensation and social security cases for many years. They are experienced in handling many different issues that may arise as the result of an accident or an injury. For more information visit our website at or by calling our office at 407-841-7699


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