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Being injured by a dog or animal is a frightening and painful experience. If you were bitten by a neighbor’s or stranger’s dog, you need an experienced dog bite lawyer to advise you.

 

What to do if an animal bites you
  • Get the name and phone number of the animal’s owner
  • Get names and contact information for any witnesses
  • Seek medical attention immediately to prevent the wound from becoming a more serious injury or infection
  • Consult knowledgeable dog bite attorneys

 

Why dog bites require a personal injury lawyer

You may have the right to recover damages from the animal’s owner or another responsible party. Dog owner liability and leash laws can vary by city and state. Depending where the incident happened, there may be applicable insurance coverage such as:

  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Car insurance
  • Animal insurance
  • Workers’ compensation

 

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, you’re not alone. 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and 900,000 of them require medical attention. 27,000 people a year need reconstructive surgery because of a dog bite. A dog bite attorney will know the law in these situations. We can help.