A Dog Attacked Your Dog
Please Note: If your dog was attacked by another dog, we're terribly sorry. We know dogs are like family members. However, our law firm does NOT handle cases when a dog attacks another dog. We only handle dog bite injuries involving people.
Has Another Dog Injured Your Dog?
For most of us, our dogs are like family. We watch them grow, train them, feed them, and take care of them. The bond we form with our dogs is built with time and love. We expect other dog owners to treat their pets just as well, obeying the state's leash laws to keep their own dog, as well as others, safe.
Unfortunately, there are times when this doesn't happen. Sometimes aggressive dogs can attack other dogs – or even people – causing serious injury and incurring expensive medical bills.
Many pet owners call our law firm after their dog has been attacked or seriously injured by another dog. Because your dog's injuries fall under "small claims," our law firm isn't able to take your case, but hopefully the information below will help.
Your Rights as a Dog Owner
If your dog has been injured or killed by another dog, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- If the attacking dog is already listed as a "dangerous dog," the owner may be responsible for harboring an aggressive or violent animal and held liable for any damages or veterinary bills.
- If the attacking dog is listed as "dangerous" and your dog has to be put down, the owner may be held responsible for the original amount you paid for your dog.
- If other owner violated your state's leash laws, he or she may be held responsible for any veterinary costs.
Because dog bite laws vary from state to state, we recommend checking our leash laws webpage for your state's laws.
Bit While Protecting Your Dog?
We see this happen all too often: you're out for a walk with your dog when another dog starts barking and growling. Instinctively, you reach out to protect your pet and suffer a bite in the process. In an unfortunate turn, your afternoon walk just became a trip to the emergency room.
We know most owners won't think twice about protecting their pet from an attacking dog. More often than not, they end up suffering bites or serious injury. Just know that you don't have to live with the cost of defending your beloved pet. The other dog's owner may be held responsible for your medical costs.