In general, a dog is a wonderful companion. Dogs offer companionship, security, love and an unconditional loyalty that can’t be found in any other creature. Yet, every dog is still an animal. They are capable of causing great personal injury. We are reading more and more about a dog attack in both the congested city and the quiet rural areas.
Every dog owner has a responsibility of ensuring their animal is not a threat to the community. Unfortunately, a lot of dog owners do not take their liability seriously. Their dogs roam free, getting on the property of other people. Owners leave gates and front doors open, letting the animal get out. The animal attacks and bites, causing serious injuries and pain. They are a threat to small children who may not know how to behave around the animal and end up getting bitten in a large dog bite attack merely for being friendly.
If you or someone you know has suffered a dog bite or other injury due to a wrongful encounter with a dog, you could be entitled to compensation and should contact a dog bite injury lawyer as soon as possible. There are lawyers that specialize in these cases because it happens far more than you might imagine.
A dog bite injury lawyer is going to use all their legal expertise to follow the trail that leads back to those accountable for your suffering. Year to year, people involved in dog bites are stuck with medical bills, long term pain, missing work days, out of pocket expenses and other disruptions in their lifestyle after being bitten by someone’s dog.
If you or someone you know is ever bitten by a dog, you should get medical attention right away. If possible, find out the contact information for the dog owner. Take photographs of the injury or injuries. When possible, get pictures of the dog and the spot where the attack took place. Do not discard any clothing damaged during the attack. Most importantly, at no time should you accept any settlement or imply the fault is yours in any way, especially with the insurance company or the owner.
We advise these steps to all clients because each step that is not followed today can damage your chances of compensation tomorrow. We provide the type of dog bite legal advice that leads to compensation through jury trial or dog bite case settlement.
If you ever need to know if you have a dog bite case, arrange a consultation with us. We have the answers.