Personal Injury Lawyer For Dog Bites
Dog bite victims may be entitled to compensation. Call our personal injury attorney today for a free consultation to find out more.
Your Trusted Dog Bite Attorney
The physical, emotional, and financial trauma of being bitten by a dog can be devastating. If you’ve suffered serious injuries as a result of someone’s dog, it’s important to seek legal representation as soon as possible so your damages can be appropriately compensated. The trusted team at The McCloud Law Firm is here to help make sure that the proper steps are taken in order to heal and recover your losses from dog bite injuries.
In most cases, being bitten by a dog is not the result of any malice on the part of the dog’s owner, but this does not mean the pet owner isn’t responsible for harm caused by that animal. Dog bite cases can result in significant medical bills, lost revenue from being out of work, and other consequences.
At The McCloud Law Firm, we understand exactly what it takes to handle a dog bite lawsuit. Whether we need to deal with the individual pet owner, their insurance company, or both, we can help you make a full recovery.
Why Chose the McCloud Law Firm?
We are dog bite attorneys who put our experience to work on your behalf building the strongest case possible and seeking maximum compensation. At McCloud Law Firm, we have a no win, no pay policy. This means if we don’t successfully negotiate a settlement or win your case in court, you don’t pay us anything.
The little known secret in the world of personal injury law is that many firms take far more money after winning a case than the client actually receives. That never happens with our law firm. We never take more money than our clients receive. We fight defendants’ that make attempts to settle for lower compensation, deny or delay your claim. With an experienced litigator on your side, you will have the best legal representation and support you need during such a difficult time. Call today for a free consultation.
Steps to Take After a Dog Bite
To increase your chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation you deserve, take the following steps:
- Document the Incident – If possible, take pictures of the scene, the dog, and your injuries as well as write down everything that happened. Take down the dog owner’s contact information and insurance provider. It’s a good idea to exchange contact information with any witnesses that were at the scene. Remember to seek medical attention from your family physician immediately for your injuries.
- Contact Animal Control – It’s a good idea to contact animal control as they can help with your claim and prevent future incidences.
- Call A Personal Injury Attorney That Specializes In Dog Bite Cases – The McCloud Law Firm can handle your claim and ensure you get the maximum settlement.
Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely To Bite
The reality is that any dog can potentially bite someone for a wide variety of reasons, but here are the breeds that are most often involved in personal injury cases and dog bite lawsuits:
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
- Cocker Spaniels
This is not to say that any of these breeds can’t be sweet, loving, and loyal pets because they clearly can be wonderful to own. This is why it’s important as a dog owner to do all you can to reduce the risk of your pet harming anyone.
Types of Defenses to Expect
When you’ve been injured by a dog bite, it doesn’t matter if the dog has never bitten anyone before, you can still be entitled to compensation. The dog owner’s insurer may put up defenses to try and pay you less or deny your case. Some of these defenses include:
- Lack of Knowledge – If the dog doesn’t have previous incidences, or they had no reason to expect their dog to bite anyone, the dog’s owner can claim ignorance or lack of knowledge as a defense as they were unaware of their pet’s aggressive nature.
- Negligence – The dog’s owner could try and prove negligence if the dog was in an area where leashes aren’t mandatory or had been properly restrained.
The best way to protect yourself from a dog bite claim is by understanding the possible defenses that could arise and it helps you prepare proper evidence to strengthen your case and final settlement.
With the experienced dog bite attorneys at The McCloud Law Firm on board, we can show how an owner should have known or had knowledge their pets were dangerous before ignoring those warning signs or there were previous instances where their dog attacked another person.
We can further help you demonstrate that the dog bite was unprovoked, the dog caused physical harm, and that you were on public property or allowed to be on private property when you were bitten. We will thoroughly assess every aspect of your case and help you gather evidence so we can prove it, and get the compensation you deserve.