If you or a loved one were bitten or otherwise injured by a dog, the Kishish Law Group can help. Our team of experienced lawyers and staff can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for your free and confidential case evaluation by completing our contact form or calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552.
Dogs are often our loyal companions. But if not properly attended to by their owners, dogs can be dangerous and even deadly. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that dogs bite 4.5 million people a year and that 1 in 5 people bitten will require hospitalization. Dog bites can transmit dangerous infections, including rabies and MRSA, a deadly form of staph infection. Though fatal dog bites are rare, DogsBite.org reports that from 2005 to 2017, dog bites killed 433 Americans.
The Kishish Law Group can help you get the recovery you deserve after you or a loved one suffers a dog bite injury. Filing a personal injury lawsuit may help you recover hospital bills, lost wages, or other expenses you or your loved ones incurred due to a dog bite injury.
Can I sue for a dog bite injury?
Generally, yes. Most states hold a dog owner liable for the injuries their dog inflicts if the owner knew or should have known that the dog displayed dangerous tendencies. Some states have laws that hold dog owners strictly liable for the injuries that their dog causes, meaning that even if the owner did not know that their dog was dangerous, they may still be held responsible for their dog's actions. States may have breed-specific laws or laws that impose different kinds of liability depending on the situation or where the dog was at the time of the bite.
Because of the differences in state law, it is important to have professional legal advice when deciding whether to pursue a dog bite injury lawsuit. These variations in law can wholly determine whether you recover for your injuries. Discussing your case with a lawyer is the best way to get the compensation that you deserve.
What do I do if bitten by a dog?
Seek appropriate medical attention. Dog bites can be dangerous and cause infection if not cared for by a professional. The Cleveland Clinic recommends that you clean the wound and see a doctor within 8 hours of being bitten to decrease the chance of infection. The clinic notes that people with diabetes or people that are immunocompromised may have an increased risk of infection and may have an increased need of medical attention.
Do I have a dog bite lawsuit?
It depends on your individual case. An experienced attorney can help you determine what legal options you have. The Kishish Law Group can guide you through your choices and assist you in pursuing what is right for you. Our dog bite case evaluations are free and confidential. If you or a loved one were bitten by a dog, contact us today to discuss your case by calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552 or by completing our contact form.
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