Livestock Injuries

Experienced Mississippi Farm Animal Injury Lawyers Protecting Farm Workers

When livestock causes injuries, we can help you get compensation

For many farmers, livestock and animals are the bread and butter of their business. They take significant measures to care for these animals and ensure that they remain safe. Unfortunately, this same level of care is not always extended to farm employees or bystanders who are at risk of injury. When farm animals cause harm, owners may be liable for the extreme pain and suffering of victims.

At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., our skilled legal team helps injured individuals obtain compensation when farm animals cause them harm. Whether you are an employee or a visitor to the farm, our experienced Mississippi livestock injury lawyers diligently work to obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Reliable guidance through the complexities of a farm animal injury claim

Farm animal accidents commonly occur during the normal course of business, while workers are feeding, grooming, or transporting the animals. These injuries can range in severity from minor cuts and bruises to catastrophic life-altering conditions. The lawyers of Merkel & Cocke have seen serious injuries resulting from various types of livestock accidents, including:

  • Animal bites
  • Trampling
  • Livestock crushing an individual’s foot
  • Kicking
  • Goring by an animal with horns
  • Animal escapes

These accidents can have catastrophic consequences, leaving the victim with brain injuries, amputations, paralysis, or other severe injuries. Numerous factors may contribute to these incidents. When employees work for unreasonably long hours or receive inadequate training for handling livestock, they may make preventable mistakes that lead to severe injuries. Inadequate containment of farm animals can also lead to severe injuries if they escape and come in contact with unsuspecting citizens or curious children.

Our knowledgeable team holds livestock owners accountable when their animals cause injury to our clients.

Motor vehicle accidents involving farm animals

Other common farm animal-related injuries involve motor vehicle accidents, where animals wander into the roadway. These incidents often happen at night, when drivers are unable to adequately see animals on dark, rural roadways. Livestock owners have a duty to adequately contain their animals and keep them away from streets. When they fail to do so, we hold them financially accountable for the injuries and damages that result.

The legal team of Merkel & Cocke is passionate about obtaining compensation for farm injury victims. We help you determine who may be liable for your injuries, then develop a legal strategy that works for you. From the initial filing of the claim to settlement strategies and skilled litigation, our lawyers fight to get you the justice you deserve.

Contact our Mississippi livestock injury attorneys today

When farm animals cause injury, you deserve compensation from farm and livestock owners. With the professional lawyers of Merkel & Cocke on your side, you can feel confident that your case is being handled by skilled and experienced attorneys. With offices in Jackson and Clarksdale, we assist injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle animal injury cases occurring in Tennessee and Arkansas. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 662-627-9641 or complete our contact form.