Dog Bites

DOG BITE LAWYER AND ANIMAL ATTACK INJURIES

Pitbull Attack | Dog Bites | Animal Bites

If you have been seriously injured as a result of a dog bite or other domestic animal attack, you most likely have a personal injury case against the owner of the animal. In some cases, there is more than one defendant. Most dog bite or animal attack cases are covered by strict liability laws which hold the owners responsible whether they were negligent or not. It is important to contact our office as soon as possible to learn your options and the proper steps to take immediately.

MEDICAL TREATMENT

The sooner a victim receives quality medical evaluation and care, the better. There is always the possibility of infection after a dog bite injury or animal attack. Prompt medical treatment can detect and treat infections caused by dog bites. Insurance claims adjusters, judges and juries expect to see evidence that an injury victim has taken reasonable steps to prevent the need for additional treatments that could have been avoided.

EVEN IF IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOR, IT’S OKAY TO MAKE A CLAIM

Sometimes people tell us that they don’t want to “sue” a friend or family member after a dog has bitten or attacked their child. Our experience allows us to reassure them that, in most cases, caring dog owners will be glad to know that medical costs are covered for the dog bite victim. “Suing the dog owner” is not as accurate a description of the legal remedy as is “filing an insurance claim.” You did not ask to be bitten or attacked. Owners whose pets have caused harm to someone else are usually relieved to learn that plastic surgery and psychological counseling are available for a traumatized victim.

WE CAN HELP

Do not delay after you or your child has been attacked and suffered serious injuries as a result. We encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation to learn your options. If the facts of your case do not warrant the need for an attorney, we will not hesitate to honestly tell you that.  We are available for weekday, evening, and weekend appointments.