Every year, millions of people are injured by dogs that bite or outright attack. Some people manage to escape an attack with minor wounds, while countless others must seek medical attention for their dog bite injuries. Dog bites can be very severe and can lead to catastrophic injuries and suffering.
If you are a dog bite victim, you should know that you have the legal right to recover compensation for your injuries and emotional trauma. According to state laws, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the owner of the dog that bit or attacked you. All dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs do not bite or attack other people. Dog owners are supposed to take pro-active measures, like keeping their dogs on leashes, so that their dogs do not attack or bite. If dog owners do not take these measures and their dogs attack, they can be held accountable.
In order to file a personal injury claim against the owner of the dog that bit you, you will need to seek help from an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can review your case and then start to investigate the situation. From obtaining the dog's veterinary records to questioning witnesses, your attorney will construct a solid case which may allow you to obtain compensation from the dog's owner.
At The Law Firm of Stuart H. Share, P.A., we know that when someone has been bitten or attacked by a dog, they will not only have to deal with painful physical injuries, but also emotional scarring. We aim to alleviate our clients suffering by helping them recover compensation from negligent dog owners. Our dog bite attorneys are very skilled in this unique area of personal injury law and have obtained exceptional results for our clients.