Arizona is a unique blend of urbanization with the retainment of ranching and livestock building. As a result, Arizona accidents caused by livestock entering urban areas may result in serious or deadly car accidents. It’s important to be aware of the risks and to consult with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer if you have been in an accident involving livestock. Matt Millea has experience with these highly specialized cases, which gives you an advantage in your claim.
Ranchers and livestock owners are not protected by an open range policy, and they have a duty to maintain and contain their animals in a safe manner to protect the public. The Millea Law Firm will work with you to understand your case, determine who is at fault and work with you to get the fair compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Livestock owners have a duty to ensure that their animals are confined to appropriate lands and are unable to wander out into the general population. On roads and beyond the ranch, they can cause hazardous auto accidents, which may result in injury or even death. Because these animals are so large, collisions with them often result in a severe impact and often warrant assistance from an auto accident lawyer because of damage to a vehicle and passengers.
If the animal’s owner was negligent in securing their livestock, it is possible to make a claim against the owner for any property damage sustained, as well as for your resulting injuries. Examples of negligence include:
As in any car accident, after an accident with livestock, it is vital to remain calm and contact emergency services. Get the medical treatment you need, make sure you document the scene, and do not admit any guilt or fault in the accident. It is important to contact an accident attorney who has dealt with livestock accidents such as cattle and horses to consult with you on the accident and whether or not you have a case.
If you have been involved in a serious livestock accident, contacting a local personal injury, like attorney Matt Millea, who has experience handling livestock collision and accident cases is necessary. Leaving your case with an experienced lawyer will allow you to be able to focus on healing and recuperating from this ordeal and remove the additional stress of things like lost wages and medical bills.
As your attorney, Matt will investigate and determine who the responsible owner of the livestock is, obtain any applicable insurance information in order to present a claim, and collect all the materials needed to document your claim.
Often, these types of cases may result in disputed liability. When liability disputes arise, it is especially important to have an accident lawyer on your side who is not afraid to argue your position, assert your rights, and take your claim to trial if need be. Because cases like this are less common, it is also important to choose a lawyer with previous experience in this area. You can count on Matt’s expertise and work ethic to be an asset to your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured by livestock, contact The Millea Lawfirm by calling (480) 367-1922 for a free consultation or, contact us online for personal injury lawyer information, and we’ll be in touch.
I can't say enough about Matt as a lawyer. He was always professional & legally prepared for all meetings & hearings. Beyond his legal ability, Matt cares about his clients and his kindness & patience throughout my case made it easy for me to get through the ordeal. I would highly recommend Matt as an lawyer.Great Lawyer
Our choice to hire Matt as our representation for a personal injury case was the best choice we made during a very hard time. Meeting with a few groups of lawyers, Matt and his team stood out because they were humble and very truthful about the long/hard process ahead. He took the time to learn every in and out of my case so that he could fully understand how the accident occurred and every possible event that led up to that day. He is extremely professional but at the end of every conversation, took the time to find out how I was doing personally. He always kept my best interest as the priority. Matt will definitely go above and beyond the tasks needed to be prepared for the clients he takes on. If I had to guess, I would say he didn't use 50% of the information he had gathered for my circumstances but nonetheless, makes sure he is prepared for any situation that can occur during the legal processes. If at anytime, we were feeling overlooked or confused by the legal process, Matt made priority to meet with us personally to answer all questions and assure us things were progressing in the direction we wanted. Our case couldn't have yielded a more positive settlement- Thanks to Matt!More than just an Attorney!
A fifteen-year-old girl with a learner's permit turned left in front of me at a traffic controlled intersection. My car was totaled, I broke four ribs and my wrist. I worked with the other party's insurance company, being told they had a good reputation for being fair. After many months with little communication that company sent a check but provided no explanation of how they had decided on the amount offered. I'm a technical person who works with lawyers. One of them recommended Matt Millea. After meeting with Matt, he arranged for an examination of my wrist—the doctor who had originally performed the surgery drowned at the Grand Canyon, shortly after I had the surgery. Not only did Matt get the full coverage amount from the young lady's insurer, he also convinced my insurer to contribute. He exceeded my expectations.Exceeded Expectations
Matt took my case after I suffered a horrific accident which was then exacerbated by sub-standard medical care. Matt was my advocate through all of it. He was there with me as I stood at death's doorstep (more than once) and provided guidance and oversight. Matt ALWAYS worked for my best interest. He called in experts and partners at appropriate junctures, not just to bolster and manage my case, but to insure my well-being.Fine Lawyer. Even finer human being.
I can't say enough good things about Matt, my attorney for my car injury claim, he is a very personable and knowledgeable attorney, he is not only care about the case but also understand the feeling of the client, very helpful and willing to go extra mile to get the case settle.Excellent Attorney
Wonderful lawyer who REALLY cares..met with about five other lawyers before deciding on Mr. Millea..took a lot of time discussing my case with me and was so down to earth...gave me a feeling that I had known him a long time..Got me better than I could have ever imagined...Cathy his assistant was just wonderful too. Would highly recommend this firm. Really..best lawyer I've ever dealt with.Great Lawyer!!!
I was referred to Matt several years ago to help file/navigate a civil claim. The case ended up being somewhat lengthy, no fault of Matt's, but he always made sure I knew exactly what was going on and why it was happening, every step of the way. Matt helped take the mystery out of the civil process and made sure I knew exactly where we were. Matt is fair and ethical. He was quick to tell me what he felt was fair and right, even if it was not exactly what I wanted to hear. He is aggressive and firm, but only at appropriate levels, he is not one to be pushed around. Due to the curveballs that life throws, Matt ended up representing me on two seperate civil suits within the past few years. Both cases were successfully settled, thanks to the knowledge, expertise and tenacity of Mr Millea. He comes highly recommended. I have recommended him to both family and friends. Great atttorney and an even better human beingHighly recommend