Depending of the seriousness of injuries resulting from a dog bite, or other animal attack you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and property damages. Punitive damages (compensation ordered as a punishment to the wrongful party) may also be available to you if the animal owner’s conduct was reckless or intentional.
If you have sustained an animal bite, first seek medical attention immediately. You will need to document the injury and the circumstances under which it occurred. You will need to know the name, and address of the animal’s owner and any witnesses to the incident. Even the most well-behaved dog can have a bad moment and bite someone. Dogs and other domestic pets are the responsibility of their human handlers, and you may be able to file a claim in many cases.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by an animal the professionals at Petrov Law Firm are standing by to help you determine if you have a legal claim and what damages you may be entitled to. Our attorneys have experience handling animal bite cases and can help you determine your legal rights. Contact us immediately for a no cost, no obligation consultation.