Illinois Free-Roaming Livestock Accident Or Injury Lawyers

Vehicle Accidents With Livestock

Small towns and then suburbs grew up around existing farmland. What were once sparsely traveled rural routes are now busy roads. Sometimes, the juxtaposition of these two worlds causes disastrous results.

Kanoski Bresney has been representing injury victims in this community for more than 35 years. We understand the issues that residents face when farm and livestock owners are negligent. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or other vehicle collision with an animal on the road, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. For a free consultation with an experienced farm accident lawyer, please call 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419, or contact us online.

The Dangers Of Free-Roaming Livestock

If a farm animal gets loose and wanders onto the road, drivers are at risk for serious injury or wrongful death. A collision with a large animal or a car accident caused by swerving to avoid an animal can be catastrophic.

In Illinois, livestock owners may face civil and criminal penalties for damages caused by livestock knowingly allowed to roam freely.

The Illinois Domestic Animals Running at Large Act (510 ILCS 55) prohibits owners from letting livestock run at large. Owners are supposed to provide the necessary restraints to prevent this and may be liable for damages caused by the roaming animal. We will investigate the accident to determine liability.

Under this statute, livestock is defined as cattle, bison, swine, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys and geese.

Speak With An Attorney Today

Please call our office at 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419 to schedule a free consultation with our Illinois free-roaming livestock accident or injury attorneys. We have offices in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield.