Getting Justice After Your Dog Bite
Most dog owners are good citizens who apply common sense to handling their dog. They understand their responsibility to ensure their pet has the right training and the proper domestication before they are allowed to come into contact with another human being. There are a few, however, who give not a single thought as to how their animal behaves in public.
Owners are responsible for their pets. If you have suffered a dog bite, then you should take action against the owner.
Pursuing Your Claim
It is the purpose of a law suit to settle disputes between two contending parties. It is an instrument of law that provides a person who has suffered injury a means by which to claim damages.
All dog bites are serious. Even if the bite was limited, you will at the very least need to go to the emergency room and start a regimen of anti-biotics. A more severe attack may require surgery and time out of work. This can add up over time, leaving you without wages and in deeper debt.
Hiring a lawyer such as the ones found at Strom and Associates can help you hold the dog owner whose animal bit you accountable.
A Justified Response
Filing a personal injury suit against a negligent and reckless dog owner does not amount to an act of revenge. It is a reasonable response to the injuries you’ve suffered—injuries that you need not have endured in the first place.
Indeed, you should be able to stroll through your neighborhood or the local park without worrying about being attacked by a dog. If you presented no danger to the owner and in no way trespassed on their property, then the dog had no reason to bite you.
Many dog owners like to let their animals off the leash so that they can run freely. Well-trained and well-behaved dogs can indulge in such play without any harm coming to anyone. In fact, such a dog will be eager to be petted and make friends. However, there are dogs who will attack the person they’re allowed come into contact with if they are not restrained. A dog owner who owns such a dog should know this and take proper measures to act on it.
If you have been the victim of the latter, your law suit is fully justified by the injury you have received and its consequences.
The Right Lawyer
It is important to work with a lawyer with specialized knowledge of personal injury cases. You want to ensure that they have suitable experience in handling dog bite cases. Such a lawyer will be able to gather the relevant facts and link them to the right bits of law to get an outcome that is favorable to you.
The suit may not go to trial. If it does not, then you should press for a settlement that is fair and adequate, and that is commensurate with the pain and suffering you have had to endure.