Every year, thousands of Americans are bitten by animals — most often dogs. In many cases, a person bitten by an animal may have a legal right to recover damages from the animal’s owner or another responsible party.
A dog bite can result in personal injury and/or property damage; due to the fact that an animal bite is an action of an instinctual creature lacking reasoning and communicative skills afforded to human beings, the legal recourse of dog bites can be complex. Within the scope of dog bite laws, there exists a vast amount of aspects, factors, and circumstantial components comprising an event in which a dog bite has taken place.
Depending on the seriousness of injuries resulting from an animal attack, you may be entitled to recover for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage.
If an animal has bitten you or a loved one, you may be entitled to recover damages for any injuries that resulted. Determining your legal rights can be complicated, and it may be unclear who to bring a claim against, and to what sort of damages you are entitled. To ensure that you receive just compensation, please consider contacting Christina Maas who has 20 years experience handling dog/animal bite cases.