Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
You’re jogging around the track when you see a large dog running toward you. You’re at a playground, and your child is walking toward an unfamiliar dog to pet. You’re at a dog park, and your smaller dog is boldly sniffing a much larger dog. These situations can be safe and normal, but in a flash, they can transform into one of the most painful and traumatizing moments of your life. Did you know that over 60% of dog bite injuries occur within a victim’s own neighborhood or house?
Most of the time, dogs are man’s best friend; however, some owners train their dogs to be vicious, some dogs have their own trauma which triggers a violent response, and some dog owners take no responsibility for the training of their pet. Now, you or your loved one has been bitten, and the dog owner’s lack of accountability has become your pain and trauma.
Not only are you dealing with the physical injury from the dog bite, but you may also be dealing with medical costs, lost wages, infections, and emotional trauma that could scar you for the rest of your life.
What can you do?
The first step, after seeking medical attention and tending to your family, is to immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Champion Law Firm.
An accident like this can feel bewildering, but our personal injury attorneys can advise you in:
Determining who owns or controls the animal.
Identifying the liability insurance company covering the incident.
Contacting animal control agents, police and lodging a formal complaint.
Preserving the evidence.
If the homeowner’s insurance policy covers their dog, our personal injury lawyers can help you file a claim to receive compensation for your damages, both physical and emotional. If we cannot resolve the issue with the dog owner’s insurance company, we will aggressively pursue litigation on your behalf.
It is urgent that you contact us immediately if you or someone close to you has been injured from a dog bite so that our personal injury lawyers can assist you in this challenging time. To resolve this issue, call 818-995-8200.