Dog Bite Injuries – Animal Attack Lawyers
Let’s just say that not all dogs are sweet and cuddly. In fact, dog attacks are unfortunately a very common occurrence. It is estimated that over 4 million people become dog bite victims every year. It is also estimated that nearly a million of those dog bite cases are serious enough to require medical attention. If you or your child has been the victim of a dog bite, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of a qualified dog bite attorney.
Understanding Dog Bite Laws
Every state has its own set of dog bite laws. All dog owners have a responsibility to identify the dangerous propensities of their animal and take precaution to prevent attacks and injuries to the public. However, it is much more difficult that you think identifying responsible parties and their insurers while crafting a winning case for the liability of the dog owner.
The Dangerous Dog Statute – The dog, without provocation, has acted in a menacing manner twice within 18 months causing a reasonable person to feel the need to defend themselves from the dog if they are not locked up or confined within the owner’s property. More on this website
The Viscous Dog Statute –
A dog that attacks or injures a person without provocation and inflicts serious injury or even death.
The Owner Liability – The owner is fully liable if they are aware of the dog’s tendency to attack and they are required to take necessary precautions to prevent such events.
When our law firm is on your side, you don’t need to understand the different dog bite laws – you can leave that to us. We will represent your rights in a professional and aggressive manner while making sure every angle is covered so you and your family can focus your time on recovering and moving on with your life.
What to Do When You Are the Victim of an Animal Attack
Animal attacks take a toll on any individual and family having to endure this experience. First, there are the physical injuries. It is important that you receive proper medical attention right away. If you do not the injuries could get worse causing the need for long-term care.
You also need to address your mental and emotional well-being. When you experience a traumatic event, such as an animal attack, there will most likely be lasting effects that may require you to seek professional counsel. As experienced dog bite attorneys, we ensure that you receive help for all areas that are affected through a situation such as this.
Sensitivity & Experience You Need to Defend Your Case
When our law office is on your side we will make sure that your rights are not forgotten. We have been able to help previous clients receive compensation in the following areas:
Lost Earning Capacity
Pain and Suffering
Our law firm understands that when a dog bite occurs it can be a very stressful situation. You may be wondering where to turn for help – especially as your medical bills start to accumulate. We are here to help you as a dog bite victim and guarantee personal attention to you and your case. We are not just a law firm that goes through the legal motions. Not only do we guide you through the legal process, we also ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve to find true justice for the pain and suffering you are experiencing.
If you or a family member has been attacked by a dog, seek a personal injury attorney with experience in dog bite incidents immediately. These cases require a lot of investigation and are subject to a statue of limitations. Please contact our office now for your free consultation.