Estimates show that there are between 70 and 80 million dogs in the United States. It is an unfortunate reality that injuries caused by dog bites are becoming an increasingly common public danger. Infact, fatal attacks by dangerous dogs have increased by approximately 80% from the 1980’s up to the present day. This is due to more widespread dog ownership in general and ferocious breeds becoming more common, with many specially bred to be particularly aggressive. If you have been the victim of a dangerous dog you may well be entitled to compensation, depending on the circumstances.
Dog Bite Laws
Many U.S. states have legislated to bring criminal charges against the owners of dangerous dogs responsible for personal injuries. These cases often depend on the extent of the injury and the history of the dog involved. However, you may also be entitled to receive a monetary settlement to cover medical bills and other expenses following an attack.
Animal law can be complicated with different states and cities each having their own legislation and ‘leash laws’. If you’ve been attacked and injured by a dangerous dog, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. When you get a lawyer quickly, evidence can be gathered more effectively to give you a stronger case and steps may be taken to prevent further attacks by the dangerous dog.
- Do you have a case? Find out how we determine if you have a dog bite case.
- Do you need a lawyer? Dog bite cases can be complex. Contracting a lawyer will get you a better result.
- How much will it cost? You pay nothing until we win money for you.
Park Center Law Animal Attack Attorneys
If you have been injured by a dangerous dog or any other type of domestic animal, do not hesitate to contact Park Center Law for a free consultation to discuss your options. Animal attack / dog bite legal proceedings are subject to a limitations period, so it is imperative to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive what you are entitled to. Remember: You pay nothing unless we win your case!