According to recent statistics, one out of every six dog bite injuries requires medical care and one out of every 14 requires emergency care. Unfortunately, dog bite injury victims often have to bear the cost of their own medical treatment. If you have been injured in a dog attack, the dog’s owner can be held responsible for the injuries inflicted by his or her pet. Contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer for a free injury case consultation.
The majority of dog bite victims suffer long-term psychological damage, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Long after being injured in a dog attack, victims still experience acute fear of another attack. Thus, if you have sustained a dog bite injury, your emotional trauma may return every time you walk down a public sidewalk, jog through a local park or enter a dog owner’s house. That is why you should contact an experienced dog bite lawyer to fully assess both your physical and emotional trauma in order to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Proving a dog bite injury case requires prompt action to preserve evidence, take witness statements and photograph the location of the attack. A dog bite attorney at The Weinberger Law Firm will send an investigator to the scene of the attack to identify the owner of the dog who attacked you, take statements from witnesses and ensure that a medical professional examines your injuries. Joe Weinberger is an experienced dog bite attorney who can help you receive full compensation for your injuries.
Contact our Sacramento personal injury lawyer to discuss your injury claim. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone at (916) 357-6767 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.