Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite injuries can cause serious psychological trauma and physical injuries, including nerve or muscle damage, scarring, infection, and PTSD. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be wondering whether the dog’s owner is responsible for medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. You may have heard that every dog gets one bite “for free”.
It is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer look over your case and investigate the situation. Even if the dog has not actually bitten anyone before, if it had displayed aggressive tendencies in the past such as barking, snarling and tugging on its leash, then it is possible that the dog’s owner should have known that the dog could bite in the right conditions.
Although many people think certain breeds of dog are more dangerous, each case must be examined with reference to that particular dog. There may be Rottweilers that have never been aggressive in the past and Chihauhaus that frequently cause dog bite injuries. In every case, the history of the dog and the knowledge of the owner must be thoroughly investigated.
Another practical issue is whether the dog owner has any money or insurance. If there is no insurance coverage, then there is a risk that you may be entitled to a large sum of money but will not be able to collect all or even most of it. At John Mickelson Law Corporation, our experienced legal team can provide a free consultation and help you decide whether to pursue a case.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. John Mickelson Law Corporation can help you acquire financial assistance and medical treatment. Our personal injury lawyers in Vancouver and Surrey have the experience needed to maximize your dog bite settlement. Call us at (604) 684-0040.
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