Who is Responsible for a Dog Bite?
Being bitten by a dog can be a traumatic experience, especially if the injured party is a child, but who is responsible for a dog bite, and do you need a Portland personal injury attorney? What are your options if injured? Depending on the severity you could face surgery, nerve damage, and permanent scarring. The dog’s owner is responsible for injuries caused by their animal. If the dog's owner has home owner's insurance it may be possible to obtain compensation through their insurance. If you have been bitten by a dog in Oregon, contact us right away. We can help you obtain the help you need and deserve.
Dog Bite Info
While some dogs such as pit bulls and Dobermans have a reputation for aggression, the truth is that any dog can bite a person. Even the most docile animals can feel threatened and suddenly bite without warning. The smallest dog can still rip tendons, injure nerves, and cause permanent scarring. Every day, approximately 1,000 people are treated for injuries caused by a dog bite. In extreme cases, these bites can be fatal. Injuries related to dogs aren't all bite-related either. Dog-related injuries don't include just bites. A dog may injure you by knocking you over or causing you to trip with their threatening behavior. These are serious injuries that deserve serious attention and compensation.
An experienced attorney can review the facts of your dog bite case to ensure that you are properly compensated. If there is permanent scarring from the bite, this must be taken into account when determining damage. That scar is not just a physical problem, it is a permanent reminder of a very scary, traumatic event. A person needs to be properly compensated for this permanent damage. Permanent nerve damage, although less common, results in more severe long-term disability. Our attorneys can help you investigate your options.
At Johnson Law, we have helped many clients who have suffered a serious injury due to dog bites. We understand how scary a dog attack can be and we will fight to get you the money you deserve. Learn more from a Portland personal injury lawyer about who is responsible for a dog bite, call and schedule your free consultation today.