When a person decides to adopt a dog or other pet, he or she takes on a legal responsibility for the pet’s behavior. If the owner fails to adequately train and monitor the animal, and allows it to physically harm another person, he or she can be held legally liable.
It is easy to underestimate the seriousness of dog bites until they happen to you or a loved one. ou should get medical treatment right away, since untreated dog bites can result in infection. In some cases, the injuries may be permanent and scarringDog bites can result in serious and scarring injuries, including lacerations, bruising, loss of limb, and even wrongful death.
We’ve represented clients who have suffered dog bites and animal attacks, including:
- Puncture wounds
- Loss of limb or dismemberment
- Cases of premises liability
- Pet owner negligence
- Injuries to infants, toddlers, and children
The medical bills for dog bites may be substantial. In some cases, scarring and disfigurement and lifelong emotional distress are the result of an attack by a vicious dog. You may be able to seek damages from the animal’s owner or another responsible party.
Koreatown Injury Lawyers, Mark Waecker and John Denove understand the devastation an dog attack can cause to a victim and the victim’s family.
Call us for free consultation of your case.