MOTORISTS VS. LIVESTOCK. WHO'S TO BLAME IN CASE OF A COLLISION?

Every year numerous accidents involving motor vehicles and straying livestock occurs on the highways in California. One key question in such accidents concerns the responsibilities of the motorist and the livestock owner for damages and injuries. An accident between a motor vehicle and livestock is covered in the California Agricultural Code providing no presumption or inference of negligence on behalf of the owner or the person in possession of such livestock. Thus, in California as in many other states, it may be necessary for the motorist to show that the animal owner was negligent in allowing his livestock to stray. This article covers a number of ways the motorist and/or passenger can show the court that the livestock owner was negligent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Association of Highway Patrolmen

    1225 8th Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Loring, M
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 489
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM