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August 17th, 2020
If seeing a dog hanging its head out of a car window brings a smile to your face, you’re not alone. Dogs are man’s best friend after all.
Whether they’re taking their furry friends to a dog park, the pet store, or simply along on errands, most pet owners have brought their dogs along on car rides at some point.
However, an unrestrained dog in your vehicle can significantly increase your risk of an accident, and the risk of injury to your dog!
Although you don’t need to ban your dog from the car completely, it’s important to make sure that if you do bring them anywhere, they should always be properly restrained in either a carrier, with a harness or seat belt intended for use by dogs, or behind a barrier to prevent them from accessing the front seat.
When dogs and other pets are allowed to freely roam the cabin, they often want to be where you are! And this means:
Any of these behaviors is extremely distracting and dangerous, especially when the car is in motion.
Whether your car accident was caused by your dog, a dog in another vehicle, or something else, having an unrestrained pet in the car can be dangerous for you and your pet.
In a crash, unrestrained animals can become dangerous projectiles, as they will be thrown by the force of the crash, likely injuring themselves and others in the car. If the dog is sitting in the front seat, they could also be seriously injured or killed by deployed airbags.
After a crash, an injured dog could also escape the vehicle. This puts the animal at risk of either being struck by another vehicle or causing another crash as other drivers swerve to avoid the animal. Dogs have also been known to aggressively defend their owners after crashes, preventing emergency responders from reaching them to treat injuries.
Any way you look at it, the best thing you can do for yourself and your beloved pet is to make sure they are always properly restrained whenever you let them get in the car. They’ll appreciate being safe and sound a lot more than being allowed to hang their heads out the window, we promise.
After a car accident, you will be facing a lot of bills – medical bills, repair bills, and especially all the daily costs of living you can’t afford if you’re unable to work due to your injuries.
When an accident isn’t your fault, we believe it isn’t right to be forced into debt over expenses caused by someone else’s negligence. That’s why we fight for accident victims by making sure insurance companies don’t get away with lowball offers or rejections.
If you have been in an accident, contact our firm today to learn what we can do for you.