In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the tiger keeper who was killed by the tiger in a zoo. That post brought up an important point about wild animal attacks. Some people might not realize that if they are injured by a wild animal on another person’s property, there is a possibility that they will be able to seek compensation for their injuries. There are a few points to consider prior to seeking compensation that we want you to know.
The first point is that the status of the wild animal matters. If a person is keeping a wild animal as a pet, the person is liable for the actions of that animal. In that case, if the animal attacks you, seeking compensation for your injuries is possible thanks to the doctrine of strict liability.
Another point to consider is that even if the wild animal wasn’t a pet, it might still be possible to seek compensation. In some cases, such as when the property owners know that there is a risk of a wild animal attack, it might be possible to seek compensation. In other cases, such as when there isn’t any indication that a wild animal attack might occur, seeking compensation might not be one of the best options for ou.This is a very complex area of the law, so we can evaluate your case to let you know your options.
There are also other factors that might come into the picture when you are attacked by a wild animal while on someone else’s property. We can take each factor into account when we review your case.