Dog owners have a responsibility to train and control their pet. While some breeds are more aggressive than others, they can be trained to behave properly around strangers.
Dog bites and injuries are surprisingly common, though, especially for at-risk populations like children, postal workers, and utility workers. Dog bite victims have rights and can pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A dog bite lawyer can help you deal with the owner and homeowner’s insurance companies.
Dog bites can cause serious harm, including bone fractures, nerve damage, and even death. Seek immediate medical attention, even if the wound seems minor. An untreated wound can easily become infected.
Once you are out of immediate danger, file a police report and take photographs of the injuries. If possible, get contact information for any witnesses before they leave the scene.
While you still may be able to sue for damages without following all of these steps, it may be harder to win your case. Regardless of how much evidence you have, though, you should reach out to a specialized dog bite injury law firm for help.
The owner of the dog is responsible for any harm it does to others, as long as the victim was not trespassing or provoking the dog. In some cases, you may need to prove that the events leading up to the attack should not have provoked the dog.
Even if the owner of the dog is a friend or relative, you should still consider a lawsuit in order to recover damages via a homeowner’s insurance policy. This may be the only way to recover damages to pay for medical bills.
A postal worker or delivery driver may also be eligible for workers compensation. An experienced lawyer at a personal injury law firm will be able to help you sort through how to maximize your workers’ compensation while retaining your right to sue the owner for other damages.
Cochran, Kroll and Associates, P.C. has extensive experience representing clients who have suffered dog bites and other personal injuries. Our law office serves Warren, Macomb County, and the broader Metro Detroit area. We can win a jury verdict that gives you the compensation you deserve. Call us for a free consultation at 1-866-308-6261.
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