By some estimates, around five million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. But only a very small percentage of that number receives any sort of compensation. This is unfortunate, because dog bites can cause serious injuries, disfiguring scars and death.
Damages suffered by dog bite victims can include medical and doctor bills, prescription drugs, outpatient care, emergency room care, pain and suffering, lost wages, long-term disability, or wrongful death.
Often these damages are covered by an insurance policy – homeowners or renters policies, for instance – or they might fall under a general liability policy insuring a business or public entity.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of being bitten by a dog or other animal, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, today to speak with a national injury lawyer about your legal rights and options. You might well be entitled to compensation. Call 314-932-3232. The consultation is free and confidential.
Dog Bite Laws Are Evolving
Dog and pet owner liability is an area of law that is constantly changing. State laws on liability for dog bites differ. Some states say that a dog owner is liable for all dog bites when a person is bitten. Other say the victim of a dog bite must prove that the dog was vicious or that the owner was negligent in controlling the animal or by violating an animal control law such as a leash law.
Statutes of limitation limit the time in which a dog bite victim can lawfully bring a lawsuit for damages. For that reason, it is important to contact an attorney and learn about your legal rights and options without delay.
Contact a National Dog Bite Litigation Lawyer Today
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, is currently investigating national injury claims of victims bitten by dogs or other animals. Call today for a free, confidential consultation. Contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 to speak with a national dog bite injury lawyer.
Mr. Driscoll has resolved thousands of injury cases against corporations, drug companies, manufacturers and other responsible parties. His achievements have earned him acceptance into the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Fewer than one percent of American lawyers are members.