How often do you come across a dog during the day? In general, people might encounter dogs multiple times per day. Dog owners often take their dogs on walks around the neighborhood, to stores, to shopping centers, and many other places. Parks and beaches are often full of dogs—both leashed and unleashed. If you visit your friends, you might be greeted by their dogs; you might even encounter dogs roaming on the street.
With a few exceptions, many people’s first instinct is to ask to pet a dog. If you have encountered the dog before, you might feel comfortable approaching the dog at any time. However, many people are suddenly bitten by dogs and left with severe injuries. Although dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, they remain animals—with instincts that could cause sudden changes in behaviors and reactions.
If you were bitten by a dog, you have rights. You must contact Bed Bug Legal Group as soon as possible to exercise your rights. Our dog bite injury attorneys will fight for you until you recover the compensation you deserve.
Dog Bite Injury Liability
Who is at fault for dog bites? If you are bitten by a dog, can you take legal action against the dog owner? The answers to these questions vary from state to state. However, in many states, the dog owners are directly liable for the injuries caused by their dogs. In these states, dog owners are automatically responsible for the injuries caused by their dogs; therefore, victims do not have to prove that the dog owners were negligent. Other states have laws which allow dogs one bite before classifying the dogs as dangerous or vicious. In these states, dog owners must take caution to ensure that their dogs do not harm any victims. If you were attacked by a dog and left with dog bite injuries, you have the right to sue. If you are unfamiliar with dog bite injury liability laws in your state, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our dog bite injury attorneys will evaluate your claim and give you all the information necessary to file a lawsuit.
Many people that a dog bite is the extent of the injuries that could be sustained when attacked by a dog. Although the bite is the main cause of the injuries, the bite should not be considered the only injury. Many victims of dog bites might suffer some of the following:
- Muscle damage
- Nerve damage
- Severed limbs
- Mental and emotional injuries
Although dog bites are often considered mild, some dog attacks might drastically change a victim’s life. In some cases, dog bites are so severe that the victims are unable to survive. If you were injured or if your loved one lost his or her life after a dog bite, you have the right to take legal action; contact our law firm as soon as possible.
If you file a dog bite injury claim, you might be eligible to receive various forms of compensation. Many victims of dog bite injuries receive some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
For more information on the different types of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our dog bite injury lawyers will give you all the information you need to understand the compensation you might receive for your claim.
Statute of Limitations
If you are interested in filing a dog bite injury lawsuit, you must file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes how much time victims have to file their lawsuits. Victims of dog bite injuries have two years to file their claims. If they do not file their claims within the two years allowed by the statute of limitations, they might lose their right to sue. There might also be exceptions to the statute of limitations that toll or extend the time you have to file a lawsuit. For an in-depth review of the statute of limitations and any exceptions that might apply to your claim, you must contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our specialized dog bite attorneys will give you all the information you need to understand the deadlines that might apply to your claim.
Bed Bug Legal Group
If you attacked by a dog, you might have the right to sue for your dog bite injuries. You must contact our law firm as soon as possible and speak with our experienced dog bite attorneys. Our law firm is based on the belief that all victims of dog bite injuries should have access to legal assistance. Because of that, our law firm offers free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our attorneys will answer your questions and address your concerns. Our dog bite injury lawyers will give you the information you need to file a successful dog bite injury lawsuit.
Our free legal services are available through our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not have to pay any upfront legal fees until after our experienced dog bite injury attorneys win their claims. If you do not win your dog bite injury claim and receive compensation, you will not be required to pay any legal fees. Contact our law firm as soon as possible—our dog bite injury attorneys are ready to represent you.