Dogs have gained the moniker “man’s best friend” because they are generally amiable, kind, loving, and devoted companions. However, any dog, if provoked or even as a reaction to anything, can bite. The dog might be terrified, startled, ill, playful, or defending their food/toys, or their owner(s)/house from an imagined threat. Injuries can range in severity from mild to serious, necessitating hospitalization, surgery, and lasting scarring or deformity. Furthermore, many dogs bite victims have psychological trauma as a result of the assault and have a lifelong phobia of dogs.
Liability in Dog Bite Incidents
To begin, keep in mind that dog bite liability rules vary by state. Numerous jurisdictions have laws that make the owner accountable regardless of guilt, this means if the owner kept the dog even after learning that it could attack people, he could be held legally liable for any further attacks. Other states hold dog owners accountable on a case-by-case basis, with the court deciding if the owner was aware of the animal’s violent tendencies before the incident. The dog’s previous conduct is vital in these situations and will be taken into account. Also, take in mind the leash rules in your area. If you live in an area where leash regulations apply but are nevertheless bitten by a dog that has been let loose, you may have a strong case.
How a Personal Lawyer can help
Autrey Law Firm’s injury attorneys will assist you by examining your case to evaluate probable carelessness and culpability, advising you on your alternatives, and representing you in claiming damages due to the accident and injuries.
Personal injury attorneys will assist in determining the dog owner’s fault and culpability in a dog bite lawsuit. Our lawyer will manage all correspondence with the dog owner, insurer companies, and medical professionals, as well as assist you to create and present your case to get the most money possible. A dog bite victim’s damages may include:
- Medical attention is required.
- Salary and pay losses, both present and prospective
- Emotional anguish
- Suffering and pain
- Companionship loss (impact on marriage)
- Disabilities that last a long time or are permanent
Damages could also be given in circumstances of egregious negligence.
A dog bite victim who does not have legal counsel will often receive far less from their insurance company than they are entitled to. An expert personal injury lawyer understands how to gather all essential information and negotiate the proper level of payment for the sufferer. If you were bitten by a dog, you are entitled to compensation for all of your injuries, including medical bills, pain and suffering, and any scars or deformities caused by the incident. Dog bite cases are very dependent on the facts surrounding the assault, therefore contact the Autrey Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers right away! Our lawyers can examine the facts of your case, check your medical records, and assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.