Being bitten by another person’s dog is a frightening experience. Some dog bites are minor and don’t even break the skin, but other dog bites can be severe, especially if the dog was attacking very aggressively.
Common dog bite injuries include:
- Eye injury
- Facial injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
Victims of dog bite injuries will usually need medical care, including but not limited to:
- Emergency medical care
- Cosmetic surgery
- Rabies injections
- Eye care
Most states have passed legislation that holds the owner of a dog responsible for the attack. If you or a loved one was attacked and injured by a dog, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, as well as the financial burden you have incurred due to the injuries.
While you may be able to file a claim with the dog owner’s homeowner’s or renter’s insurance company, they will usually offer you significantly less than you deserve. In many cases, the owner of the dog may not even have insurance. In this case, you need a qualified dog bite lawyer to assist you in filing a personal injury claim.
Paul C. Galm has assisted many victims of dog bites and other dog attacks and will bring his expertise and resources to your case. No matter what type of injury you or a loved one have received as the result of a dog attack, he will work hard for your right to receive restitution for your injuries.