Our Springfield, MO personal injury firm settled for a client who had sustained
neck and back injuries from an accident involving an animal. The client
hit a cow that moved in the road, after escaping its barrier. According to
Missouri law, the owner of the cow was responsible for injury since they didn't
keep their animal contained.
Though some states do allow animals to have open range and don't hold
the owners' liable for any livestock injury, the case of Anderson
v Glascock (1954) determined that in Missouri,
damages for personal injury as a result of a collision between the plaintiff and
livestock would be the fault of livestock owner. The plaintiff, Anderson,
had been injured because Glascock's horse had strayed onto the public
highway. Glascock was fined $4000 for the injuries, setting a precedent
for rulings in favor of the injured person.
Our legal team at Henry & Williams, P.C., was able to settle with the
owner for $425,000 before the case went to court. Since they were able
to settle before the court got involved, the client was saved all expensive
fees associated with a lawsuit. The client was able to use the settlement
to take care of all the medical expenses associated with the livestock accident.
If you have been injured in an accident, then a Springfield personal injury
attorney from our firm can make sure that your rights are defended. With
more than 55 years of collective legal experience, you can be assured
that you will be getting knowledgeable lawyers that know the details of
Missouri law. Call us today and we won't charge you anything until
compensation for your damages.