Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
Millions of people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. Most of the bites aren’t serious, but many do result in time lost from work, medical bills, and suffering.
All states have laws that make dog owners responsible, under certain circumstances, for injuries and damage their animals cause. If you’re thinking about filing a lawsuit over a dog bite or another injury caused by someone else’s dog, you need to understand the statute of limitations in your state. You may be able to sue for other injuries caused by dogs, such as when a dog knocks someone over or chases a bicycle and causes an accident. Under “strict liability” laws, many states make owners liable for injuries their dogs caused (especially bites) even if the owner didn’t necessarily do anything wrong.
Contact us to find out more about whether you have a claim, and how to proceed following an injury caused by a dog.