Dog owners have a duty to ensure that their dogs are properly secured on their property and/or under their control at all times. Our office helps victims who have been attacked and injured by dogs whose owners failed to keep them under their control, whether it be inside or outside of the dog owner’s home. If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, you should consult dog bite attorney, we can get you the compensation you deserve.
Here are some commonly asked questions regarding dog bites:
Q: What should I do if I have been attacked by a dog?
A: If you have been attacked by a dog, you should call the police and/or animal control and immediately report the incident. You should also immediately seek medical attention for your injuries. If there were any witnesses to the dog attack, get their names and contact information, in case you need to reference them in the future. Finally, contact a competent personal injury attorney to discuss your rights.
Q: I was out walking in my neighborhood, and I was bitten by a dog in the middle of the street. Is there anything I can do about that?
A: Many cities and counties have rules regarding whether dogs are allowed off their property without being held under their owner’s control and/or on a leash. Call a qualified personal injury attorney to walk you through the specific laws in your city or county to determine whether the dog owner can be held responsible for your injuries.
Q: Does the dog owner pay from his own pocket if his dog attacks someone?
A: It depends. If the dog owner owns a home, his homeowner’s insurance may cover the claim on his behalf. If the dog owner rents his home, he may have renter’s insurance, and in certain circumstances, his landlord may be held responsible for any injuries resulting from the dog attack.
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