Do I Have a Dog Bite Case?
Thousands of people own dogs across the U.S. For many, they’re part of the family. Responsible dog owners keep their dogs on leashes, follow dog bite laws, and train their dog properly. But unfortunately, 5 million dog bite injuries and dog attacks still occur every year. Sometimes, the dogs were encouraged to be aggressive from a young age, while other dogs simply reacted one time because they felt threatened.
If you, or someone you love, suffered dog bite injuries, you may have a case and need a dog bite lawyer. You may deserve compensation for your missed work time, injuries, scars, and pain and suffering. Hiring a lawyer at Edgar Snyder & Associates is the first step to take back your life.
Every situation that leads to a dog bite or dog attack is different, but here are some factors our dog bite lawyers at Edgar Snyder & Associates use to determine whether you have a case:
- Your dog bite injuries
- Your medical expenses and future medical care you may need, including surgery
- Whether you were hospitalized
- If you were disfigured or have scars from the dog bite
- If you lost income from missing work due to your injuries
- Pain and suffering caused by the dog attack
- Other details about the situation that led to the dog attack
Scars and Dog Bites
Scars can be devastating, and unfortunately, they’re quite common with dog bite injuries – especially for children. Kids are shorter, and their faces come closer to dogs’ faces, making them much more vulnerable to bites on their face or neck.
Young dog bite victims who have scars may be able to receive compensation for these permanent injuries. However, keep in mind that scars that require additional plastic surgery may need to be delayed until after the scar matures — sometimes years later. A child may need to wait until he or she is finished growing.
The Dog Owner’s Responsibility
In most cases, the dog owner is held responsible when his or her dog bites another person and causes injuries. Typically, the homeowners’ insurance policy that covers the dog owner pays for the costs that resulted from the dog attack.
If you were bitten by a dog, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Missed work time that you didn’t get paid for (lost wages)
- Pain and suffering
Additionally, the dog owner could face criminal charges if he or she didn’t follow the state’s dog bite laws. Depending on the circumstance, the dog’s “keeper,” or the person who was watching the dog when it bit another person, may be held liable.
Dog Bite Injuries? Find Out if You Have a Case Today
Contact our dog bite lawyers to find out if you have a case now – before evidence disappears. Call 1-866-9-4EDGAR (1-866-943-3427), or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage for a free legal evaluation – no obligation. You tell us what happened to cause your dog bite injuries, and we’ll tell you if we think you have a case.
From the moment you hire our Pennsylvania law firm, we go to work for you. From our successful track record to our high standard of client care, we take care of all the hassles and fight for the money you need to pay your bills and get your life back on track.
And remember, there’s never a fee unless we get money for you. You have nothing to lose, so contact our dog bite attorneys today.