Thousands of Americans are bitten by animals each year. They are typically bitten by dogs. In the majority of dog bite cases, a person has a legal right to recover any damages at the owner’s expense.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you should immediately seek medical attention. This is extremely important so that the bite does not cause serious injury or an infection. Once you have been medically evaluated, you should consider consulting with an attorney that specializes in dog bites. Once you have consulted with an attorney, they will be able to tell you whether you have a legal claim and what specific damages you will be able to recover from your injury.
An attorney will want you to provide detailed information about the circumstances that caused your dog bite. You should provide the name and phone number of the dog’s owner. If there were witnesses present when you were bitten by the dog, you will also want to include their names and phone numbers.
The first thing to consider when determining who is responsible for your dog bite injury is to consider who the owner of the animal is. In some states, an owner is legally responsible for an animal bite, regardless of whether the owner tried to protect others from the animal when the animal bite happened.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be able to recover damages from the injuries that were sustained. Determining your legal rights can often be difficult and overwhelming. For more information, contact us. We will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.