Have you been injured by a dog attack?
It can be traumatic to experience a dog attack. I understand you might be feeling distressed and angry, along with many other emotions.
Let me help you understand your situation and your options for filing an injury claim.
A dog owner can be held liable for the injuries inflicted by their dog, but the dog needs to be shown to have a dangerous propensity for violence in the past or be a breed that is commonly associated with attacks.
- Feeling confused about what steps you need to take?
- Wondering if you even have a claim?
- Unsure of how to get help with your medical expenses or normal monthly bills?
- Feeling stressed because of lost wages from the inability to work?
My goal is to help you get the compensation you need to get your life back to normal as soon as possible. I’ll take care of the hard stuff, so you can focus on healing.
Dog Bite Injuries Can Cause Lasting Harm
If you or a family member has been bitten by a dog it is important to receive the appropriate medical attention. Depending on the severity of the bite, it is possible there may be permanent scarring and/or nerve damage.
In addition to the physical effects of a dog bite, many people, especially children, may suffer from lasting fears of animals due to the attack. These victims may require counseling to manage or overcome their fears.
If you would like to know more about your options, please feel free to give me a call to discuss your case.
Is the pet owner responsible?
No matter what, a dog owner must exercise reasonable care in the keeping and controlling of their dog.
Pet owners are responsible for properly training and containing their animals to protect others from dangerous attacks. In Indiana, if a dog bite occurs as a result of the owner’s failure to train or contain, the owner can be held liable for the injuries inflicted by the dog.
What happens to the dog?
Depending on the severity of the case and how many times that animal has attacked or bitten people, the pet owners could be let off with a fine and the dog put under house arrest. At the most severe level, the animal will have to be put down.