Sacramento, CA asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: Esa hit by postal service truck left front leg had to be amputated can someone help me

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If your emotional support animal (ESA) was injured by a postal service truck resulting in amputation, you may have legal recourse under California law. The first step is to document the incident thoroughly, including obtaining any witness statements, photos of the scene, and medical records for your ESA. You should file a report with the postal service to officially record the incident. It may also be necessary to file a claim for damages, which could include the cost of veterinary care and possibly damages for emotional distress, given the animal's role as an ESA.

Since the postal service is a federal entity, there are specific procedures and timelines for filing such claims. Consulting with an attorney who has experience in personal injury or animal law can provide guidance on how to navigate this process. They can help you understand your rights and the likelihood of a successful claim. Remember, each case is unique, so it's important to seek advice that's tailored to your specific situation.

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