Stamford Dog Bite Attorney
Each year aggressive animals attack and bite millions of people. Regardless of their size or tendency to be brutish, all animals can be capable of serious harm with enough provocation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people have a 50% chance of being bitten by an animal every year. When such harm is done, victims of animal bites may be able to hold animal owners liable for their injury under certain circumstances. Liability laws vary from state to state and it is important to contact an attorney experienced in dog bite law to understand victim’s rights in an animal bite case.
Recently bitten or attacked by a dog or animal?
An attorney at Papcsy Janosov Roche can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled for your pain and suffering resulting from a bite from a dog or other animal. Contact an attorney atPapcsy Janosov Roche for more information today!
Dog bites are one of the most commonly reported animal bite injuries in the United States. Nearly 2% of the U.S. population is bitten by dogs every year – that is more than 4.7 million people annually. Bites to children represent almost half of the total number of reported cases and children are twice as likely to need medical care than adults following a dog bite.
A bite from a dog may result in a minor puncture wound or may cause more serious harm including scarring or infection, depending on the dogï¿½s health. Dog bites can result in a victim suffering from various diseases since a dogï¿½s mouth can contain germs and diseases such as rabies, Parvo, etc.
If You are Bitten by a Dog or Other Animal
The most important first step to take if you are bitten and injured by an animal is to clean the wound and seek immediate medical attention. If not treated, an animal bite can lead to serious complications or even death from infection or other illness. Once evaluated and treated by a doctor, you may also want to consult an attorney to discuss a possible legal claim and any recovery for damages resulting from an animal bite. A bite victim may be able to recover compensation with the help of an attorney, from any person whose negligence caused the animal attack, i.e. violating the leash law or other law which is designed to prohibit an animalfrom roaming unsupervised, or keeping an animal with the knowledge that the animal has a history of aggressive behavior and/or hurting people.
Compensation For Animal Attacks and Dog Bite Injuries
Legal Grounds for Dog and Animal Bite Injury Compensation
As an animal bite victim, it is important to collect as much information as you can about the injury and animal in order for an attorney to adequately assess the situation and provide legal counsel. You may want to seek information about the animalï¿½s medical history, the animalï¿½s behavior history, witness accounts of the incident, any police reports in connection to the incident, and medical information of the victim after the attack. While liability laws vary from state to state, it is accepted that animal owners may be held responsible for the injurious behavior of their pets if a victim can prove that the animalï¿½s owner knew the animal was dangerous and could potentially cause harm to others.
Legal Help For Dog Bite Victims
Are you or a family member suffering from injuries as a result of a dog bite? The lawyers at Papcsy Janosov Roche can help you obtain justice. Contact a dog bite attorney at Papcsy Janosov Roche now at203.642.3888 or simply fill out the Free Dog Bite Case Evaluation Form.
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