Man’s best friend can be man’s worst enemy if you or are a loved one is bitten by a dog. Each year, about 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States. In 2008 alone, dog bites accounted for 316,200 emergency room visits and 9,500 hospital stays.
Dog bites may cause many different types of injuries including:
- Puncture wounds;
- Nerve damage;
- Emotional suffering; and
- Other debilitating injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical costs;
- Loss of income; and
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress.
Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If you have been bitten, take these important steps immediately to protect your rights and ensure the best possible medical recovery:
- Identify the dog;
- Identify the dog’s owner;
- Get medical attention; and
- Take photographs of the injury.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a canine attack ― whether the dog is an aggressive breed such as a pit bull or a less aggressive breed such as a basset hound ― you must contact us immediately. There is a limited time to file a lawsuit, and we will act promptly to protect your legal rights. We work with leading doctors, financial experts and others to establish your case and ensure you receive just compensation.