Dog bites are a very common form of injury for both adults and children. Every day, 1,000s people get bit by dogs and need medical attention. It is recommended that if you or someone you know has experienced an animal bite of any kind, you should seek medical attention immediately. Dog bites can be minor or they can have serious consequences, including permanent disfigurement, psychological trauma, and in rare instances, death.
Laws dealing with dog attacks vary in every state but typically states recognize a common law cause of action, creating liability for owners who know their dogs are dangers. Many states have passed dog bite statutes that can create liability in most dog bite cases, with limited defenses available to dog owners.
If you or your children are bitten by a dog contact an experienced attorney in animal bite cases because very often, people can get monetary compensation for their injury and the damage caused by it. Depending on the seriousness of your injury, you may receive compensation for: medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even property damage.