Children Injured by Dog Bites
We would do anything to keep our children safe and happy. Kids are carefree and innocent, so injuries are bound to happen – they’re a part of life.
But, what if your child was bitten by a dog? What if you had to accept the fact that your child will live with scars? What if your child suffered a life-threatening neck injury or other injury from a dog attack?
If you’re a parent whose child suffered dog bite injuries, you probably have lots of questions. You may be overwhelmed with medical bills. You might have had to take off work to care for your child. You know all about the panic, stress, anger, and helplessness of seeing your child hurt and in pain.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we’ve seen how dog bite injuries in children affects families. We can’t erase what happened to your child, but we can help get you the compensation you need to move on with your lives.
Common Dog Bite Injuries in Children
Children – especially young children – are shorter, usually not be much taller than a dog. Their faces are much closer to a dog’s face, and many times kids don’t understand that dogs have instincts. Children are much more vulnerable in a dog attack than an adult. That’s why it’s so important to teach kids about dog bite safety tips, and to follow the state leash laws and state dog bite laws.
Hundreds of thousands of children spend time around dogs every year, and usually they don’t have any problems. Unfortunately, nearly 5 million people suffer dog bite injuries every year – and many are children. Common dog bite injuries in children include:
Who’s Responsible for My Child’s Injuries?
Generally, the dog owner is responsible for any injuries his or her dog causes. Depending on the situation, a person taking care of the dog at the time of the dog attack could be held responsible.
The insurance company that provides homeowners’ insurance or renters’ insurance for the dog owner usually covers the costs of the dog attack. You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Dog bite injuries
- Hospital bills
- Other medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Missed work time (from taking care of your child in the hospital or at home)
Dog bite cases can be tricky, and hiring a dog bite lawyer could mean the difference between getting the compensation you deserve or not. The insurance company will offer your family much less than you deserve. Think about the cost of future surgeries and your child’s pain and suffering. Do you really want to take a chance and risk – and potentially jeopardize your family’s financial stability?
If you’re worried about contacting a lawyer because the dog owner is a family member or friend, don’t be. Our dog bite lawyers are ready to answer your dog bite legal questions, protect your legal rights, and help your family get compensation for your child’s dog bite injuries. Since 1982, we’ve helped hundreds of dog attack victims get the money they need to pay their medical bills and move on with their lives.
We offer a free legal evaluation – no strings attached, no obligation. If you have a dog bite case and choose Edgar Snyder & Associates, we handle every aspect of your case:
- We gather evidence to prove your child’s dog bite case.
- We keep you updated on the progress of your child’s case.
- We help you figure out the medical bills.
- We protect your rights against the insurance company that doesn’t have your family’s best interest in mind.
- We answer your dog bite legal questions.
- We treat you with respect.
If you’re still not sure whether hiring a dog bite lawyer at the Pennsylvania law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates is worth it, know that there’s never a fee unless we get money for you. It’s that simple.
Did Your Child Suffer Dog Bite Injuries? Get a Free Legal Evaluation
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. There’s no obligation to use our services, and we’ll tell you if we think you have a case. It’s quick and simple, and you have nothing to lose.
Our phones answer 24/7, so get started now – before it’s too late.