Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dog, and if dog owners bring their dogs outside, then they should maintain control over their dog at all times. In the United States, there are 4.5 million dog attacks each year, with 800,000 requiring medical attention. Medical expenses from a dog attack can be burdensome, and many victims require psychological care to help them cope with the trauma.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation. Give us a call for a free consultation.
Although many people are unaware of this information, if you are bitten by a dog, you have the right to seek legal assistance. Dog attacks may require extensive medical treatment and a lengthy recovery time that could impact the victim’s quality of life. We understand that dogs can bite even if unprovoked and without warning. You are within your legal rights to contact a lawyer if a dog attacks you or a family member.
Handling the aftermath of a dog bite might be somewhat challenging. Following a canine attack, we advise that you contact animal control, get in touch with the local police, and talk to any witnesses who saw the incident. Calling animal control right after the attack helps you with proper documentation, which is vital in building your case. Contact information for the dog’s owner and a medical report will also be necessary, depending on the severity of the attack. DYK Law is experienced in negotiation, mediation, and compensation claims. We believe that clients who have been attacked by a dog and wish to sue should not have to go through that process alone, especially with little or no guidance.
Contact DYK Law today for more information about our legal services and practices.