Making Sense Of Your Legal Options After An Animal-Related Injury
Animals can cause all kinds of injuries, from bites and lacerations to deep wounds that leave lasting scars. In many cases, the animal’s owner may be responsible for the harm their pet or livestock caused. If you’ve been the victim of an animal-related injury or attack, you deserve competent legal representation. Yervasi Law P.C. in Baker City, Oregon, can help.
Dog Bites In Oregon
Dog bites are far more common than people realize. More than four million people get attacked by dogs each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly one million require medical attention.
Oregon law makes it possible to hold dog owners accountable when these tragic attacks happen. If the dog had a history of aggression, or if the owner knew the dog was dangerous, the owner can be held strictly liable for the dog bite – meaning you don’t have to prove negligence. Even if the dog doesn’t have a history of biting, you may still be entitled to compensation if the owner was negligent. Talk to attorney Damien Yervasi for guidance on what these legal standards mean for your case.
Vehicle Collisions With Farm Animals
In rural areas, road hazards may include livestock on the road. Escaped cattle or horses can lead to severe crashes or even multicar pileups. Colliding with a 2,000-pound cow at highway speeds can leave your car a wreck and your body broken. If you’re riding a motorcycle, the damage is even more extensive.
If such a collision happened to you or a loved one, you may be able to hold the livestock owner accountable for your injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering. However, it depends on where the accident occurred. Attorney Yervasi is familiar with Oregon’s open range laws and livestock districts, and he can provide guidance on whether you have a personal injury claim.
Get Experienced, Reliable Guidance On Your Animal-Related Injury Claim
When you choose Yervasi Law P.C., you are choosing nearly 30 years of personal injury experience. Attorney Yervasi is a strong advocate and a dependable advisor. He takes every case seriously and will treat you with dignity and respect.
Take the first step today with a free consultation: Call 541-403-5541 or contact the firm online. There is no obligation, and if you decide to proceed, you won’t have to pay attorney fees unless you receive compensation.