Do You Need a Dog Bite Lawyer?

If you have been bitten by a dog with an owner you should consider getting a Dog Bite Attorney.  If you think dog bites are not that common then think again.

Every minute someone in the United States is bitten by a dog and seeks medical attention. Estimates indicate the over 1 million people a year are bitten by dogs and require medical care. Of these individuals more than 300,000 people end up in the emergency room with traumatic dog bite injuries.  More than half of all dog bites occur to children. Another astounding figure is that more than half of these dog bites occur in homes, either by the family dog or a friend’s dog.

What makes dog bites so traumatic is they frequently result in permanent scarring, nerve damage, and frequently infection. If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog,  seek medical attention immediately. A bite is not something to be taken lightly, especially if it is possible the dog is diseased or has rabies.

After a dog bite the victim is frequently terrified of dogs and has suffered psychological harm that lasts well beyond the physical injury.  This trauma could mean you are due a settlement in court and you should contact a Lawyer who specializes in dog bites immediately to learn your rights.  Many states have laws dictating that dog owners are responsible for the dog’s actions when around other people. SImply fill out our form to have a local Dog Bite Lawyer contact you.