Dog Bite Attorneys
The most important fact to know about dog bite cases is that an injured person does not have to prove that the dog owner was negligent or that the dog had bitten someone previously.
If someone's dog bites you, they are liable. Usually there is insurance coverage available under the dog owner's homeowner's policy. Some policies, however, have dog bite exclusions in them.
Each year, dogs are estimated to bite 500,000 people and kill approximately 12. Kids playing in the neighborhood, the mailman delivering mail, a jogger on the street all can be the victim of a dog bite with very little warning or provocation. You even can be attacked by a friend's dog when you are over for a visit. Sometimes it is an accident - the dog slips its collar or gets out of a fenced yard - but sometimes dog owners just don't care about the consequences of letting their dogs run loose. And whether the bite is the result of negligence or not, you still deserve to be compensated for pain and suffering, scarring, and medical bills. And if the worst has happened and your loved one has been killed by a dog, you should consider filing a wrongful death.
If you or your loved one has been attacked by a dog, you need be aware of what compensation you are entitled to. You need an attorney who will know what your case is worth and whether a settlement offer is fair. If that fair settlement offer is not forthcoming, you need an aggressive, experienced on your side.