Dog Bites

Although we love our dogs, unfortunately, every year many Americans are bitten by them.  Dog bite claims fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, where the injured party has the legal right to seek compensation for injuries caused by another person's actions or negligence.

Dog bite laws vary by place and circumstance and are subject to a limitation on the time that you have to file a legal claim.  In general, a dog bite victim has the right to seek injury compensation from any person whose negligence caused the dog bite attack and any person who knowingly harbors a dog with a history of vicious propensities.

If you have been injured from a dog's bite and desire to recover for your injuries, then you should consider obtaining pertinent information about the dog, its owner, and any witnesses.  Aside from that, you should also consider reporting the incident to local police or animal control authorities in case the dog bites someone else in the future.  Finally, you should also think about requesting prior complaints of the dog or instances of the dog's attacks from your local police and animal control authorities. 

If a dog has bitten you, then you may be entitled to recover damages as a result of your injuries.  Determining your legal rights, however, can be complicated.  It may be unclear who you should bring a claim against and the damages to which you are entitled.  To ensure that you receive just compensation, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to discuss your situation and your legal right to compensation for your injuries



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