Don’t Let A Dog Bite Ruin Your Life
Never take on a dog owner alone. The Lawboss is here to help.
A bite from man’s best friend can have painful or even fatal consequences. This should be taken very seriously. If you have been bitten by a dog, then you know the experience can be a lot scarier and more dangerous than most people think. A serious dog bite should never be taken lightly, as they can result in permanent muscle damage and deep tissue scaring.
If you are wondering how to get compensation for a dog attack, call 1-800-LAWBOSS and find out how we can help.
Q: What are the laws about dog bites?
A: United States’ laws require proof of key facts. An attorney can help you navigate through these legal requirements.
Just because you have been bitten by a dog does not mean you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. When it comes to dog bites, each state specifies it’s own laws and specification regarding the dog owner’s liability. To learn more about dog bite laws in your area, call 1-800-LAWBOSS today.
Q: Do I need a dog bite lawyer?
A: An experienced lawyer will help you prove your claim by investigating the incident.
Because dog bite laws can vary by state, and in some cases do not seem straightforward, it is important to work with a lawyer who is familiar with personal injury laws for your state. An attorney will help you navigate through the steps required for your dog bite claim including investigating the incident, the dog, and the parties involved as needed. This can potentially increase your chances of receiving your settlement.
Q: How common are dog bites and how frequently do they occur?
A: A high percentage of incidents of people attacked by dogs go unreported. A personal injury attorney will help you file a claim and get the settlement you deserve for the injury you sustained.
Dog attacks often go unreported, yet dog bite injuries are astonishingly common and should be taken seriously.
- Children are the most common victims of dog bites
- Nearly 75% of animal attacks go unreported
- Approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year
- Of those people, as many as 1 million require medical treatment and more than 300,000 end up in the emergency room
- It is estimated that 12-15 people die every year due to complications from their dog bite wounds
- About 60% of dog bite injuries happen in the home, either by a family or friend’s dog
Q: What are some common dog bite injuries?
A: While injuries can vary, these can be sustained by dogs of any size.
Dogs of any size can inflict serious injuries on both children and adults. Generally speaking, the most common dog bite injuries include:
- Lacerations and puncture wounds that may result in scarring
- Nerve damage, which is often permanent
- Infections as a result of wounds
Q: What kind of compensation could I get for a dog bite?
A: Dog bite victim is entitled to fair compensation for their injuries and damages.
Dog attacks not only cause serious injuries but can also be a traumatic experience that inflicts emotional pain. If you were hurt by a dog, you might be able to recover damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Q: How am I supposed to afford a lawyer?
A: Lawyers for dog bite cases charge a fee if the settlement is won.
Many people are hesitant to hire a lawyer because they don’t want to be stuck with legal fees that they can’t afford. Fortunately, nearly all dog bite lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, your lawyer will take a percentage of any settlement or money awarded to you. If you get a settlement or award, then you pay no fee.