Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Dog Bite Claim?

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Dog Bite Claim?

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September 22, 2015
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Imagine minding your own business when suddenly a dog approaches you and decides to bite you for no apparent reason. Or perhaps you show up at a person’s home and are attacked by a dog that mistakes you as a threat. Unfortunately, these scenarios are all too real, as dogs bite millions of people every year. Some dog bites can be very minor, but in many cases they are very severe, or even fatal, especially when they involve small children. If a dog has bitten you then you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries. In these situations it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney.

Not all dog bites injuries lead to a personal injury claim, but many times dog owners do act negligently and fail to protect other people from their animals. When a dog owner is liable for you being attacked then you should seek damages. However, despite the fact that dogs bite millions of people every year, less than 1 percent of dog bite victims are compensated. That means dog owners are not being held accountable for their pet’s actions. By hiring an attorney you will have a much better chance of being compensated for your dog bite injuries. Without a lawyer your chances for compensation diminish greatly.

In order to receive damages in a dog bite case you must be able to show that the animal’s owner acted negligently. Trying to do this alone could be very difficult. However, a personal injury lawyer understands how to prove negligence and he or she will be able to determine if the animal owner really was negligent or not. In some cases, a dog might have a history of biting. If the owner is aware of this, but does not take the appropriate measures to prevent its animal from attacking again then the owner will likely be held liable. An experienced attorney will do the necessary background work to determine these and the other important factors of the case, which means every possible avenue will be explored.

Don’t let dog bites go ignored. Dog owners should be held accountable if they do not take the necessary measures to prevent their pets from harming others. If you have been injured by a dog bite because the animal’s owner was negligent then you might be able to receive compensation. Please contact an experienced Flint dog bite attorney for assistance. Call the Law Office of Nickola at 810-767-5420, or contact us online by clicking here.


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