According to The Center For Disease Control, roughly 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, and almost all of them require urgent medical care. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, having a reliable dog bite attorney is essential. Our personal injury attorneys at Davana Law Firm will carefully assess and arrange your case. We do not charge any fees until we have won your case, showing that we are determined to make a strong claim that will ensure you receive the maximum reimbursement.
Dog Bite SettlementsIf you receive an injury due to a dog bite, you may be able to get compensation from the dog’s owner. In 2017, the average cost of dog bite claims nationwide was close to $40,000, which increases each year. This derives from the rising costs of medical care and the thousands of dollars in legal fees and wages. When it comes to dog owner liability, there are 3 main kinds of laws that impose liability on dog owners, although this may not be true for each state:
- Dog-bite statute: This means that the dog’s owner is automatically liable for any injuries or property damage that the dog caused.
- Negligence: The owner is automatically held liable for any injury because they were careless in effectively controlling their animals.
- “One-bite” rule: In some states, the owner isn’t liable if the dog only bites a bystander once. After the owner has demonstrated their negligence in training their dog from demonstrated menacing behavior by allowing it to happen again, the owner can then be held liable.