Every year, millions of Americans are injured as a result of dog bites and attacks. In most circumstances, these accidents are minor, and often occur to the owners of the pets themselves. However, when a dog bites or otherwise harms another person, resulting in injury, the animal’s owner may be held liable for the consequences that their animals misbehavior may have for the injury victim.
Dog bites can result in serious injuries or even death and, as such, our legal team at Joe Miller Law, Ltd. believes that owners in Norfolk who allow their pets to cause harm to others need to be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. By filing a personal injury claim against the owner who recklessly allowed their dog to harm you or a loved one, you may be able to get the monetary compensation you need after such an incident.
While not all dogs are dangerous and many go their whole lives without biting a person, those dogs that do bite or attack people have the potential to cause a number of different types of injuries, including the following:
While many individuals bitten by a dog may need to seek legal action against the owner responsible for allowing the attack to happen, there may be situations in which a person needs to actually file a workers’ compensation claim, something with which a qualified attorney can help.
When a dog bites or attacks a person, the victim may not only be physically injured, but also emotionally traumatized. At Joe Miller Law, Ltd., we understand the many repercussions that victims often have to deal with and, as such, do our utmost to help victims get the help they need to recover as best as possible after a dog bite. To talk about pursuing a legal claim after being the victim of a dog bite, call us at (888) 694-1671.