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Being attacked by a dog is a frightening situation. Dog bites can cause very serious and sometimes lifelong injuries. Knowing if the owner is liable to cover your medical expenses, personal injury costs or damages can be difficult to figure out, especially in the stress of the moment. Contacting a personal injury attorney can make a huge difference in recouping these expenses.
Our team has extensive experience in working with local animal control and insurance officials to ensure that if you are injured by another person’s animal you can be fairly compensated for your, or your loved one’s injuries.
What to do if you have been injured by a dog (or other domestic animal):
- Call the local police to document the incident and the injury – It’s important to document the attack, injuries, and any related conversations.
- Get the dog owner’s information – regardless of initial intent, you will need to know the name and contact information of the owner.
- Call animal control to report the injury – this is especially important if you are unable to identify the animals owner.
- Seek medical treatment immediately as the animal may have rabies – make sure to explain to the doctor how you were injured, so proper records are kept.
- Take photos of the dog and your injuries – You’ll want to document as much as possible.
- Gather names and phone numbers of witnesses – witnesses can play a key role in supporting your claim if your version of events differs from the animal’s owner.
- Contact the Law Office of Carree K. Nahama – our team is standing by ready to help.
There are several questions you can answer to help determine if you have a valid claim. Did the dog involved in the attack have a prior history of problems? Did the attack happen on public property? Was the owner in violation of any leash laws when the attack happened? Was the dog attack unprovoked? Was the dog a known aggressive breed? Did the dog attack cause a long term or permanent medical condition? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions contact us today.
We offer a free case evaluation and can answer any questions you may have about your case, and explain your legal options. Call the Law Office of Carree K. Nahama at (619) 230-1434 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation.