Most people accept the fact that even family pets can bite and cause injuries to people if they are teased or injured severely. Well-trained dogs can even attack if they’re pushed too hard or feel threatened. What can you do if you’ve been attacked by someone else’s dog, though? In many cases, the owner will be held responsible, and you could seek compensation for your injuries.
The first thing you should know is that in most cases, an owner is required to control his or her dog. Allowing it to escape and bite you or to injure others is unacceptable. In these cases, the owner is nearly always expected to take responsibility for his or her pet.
Dog bite injuries can be very serious. Lacerations can lead to infections, nerve damage, scarring and other wounds you didn’t expect to have. Pain is nearly always a part of a dog bite, and if the dog isn’t treated and vaccinated, you could have to go through a series of shots to prevent you from suffering from rabies or other serious illnesses.
After you’re bitten by a dog, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is a lawsuit. You need to recover and focus on healing your body. Mentally, you may still be reeling from the event. Fortunately, with the right team on your side, you can focus on recovery instead while everything else about your case is taken care of for you. Our website has more information on dog bites and what to do when you’ve been injured or attacked by a pet, so you can decide how to move forward with your case.