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Compensation For Dog Bite Victims

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, the attorneys at Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, can help you obtain the compensation you need to make the fullest possible recovery.

Dog bites inflict considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and often result in the need for:

  • Medical care for the bite wound and infection
  • Counseling to overcome the fear of dogs
  • Possible cosmetic surgery to minimize scarring if the wound in on a visible part of your body

Pet ownership comes with certain responsibilities, but many dog owners neglect laws enacted to protect people such as keeping a dog on a leash or contained by an adequate fence or chain. Damage claims for bite wounds are typically covered by homeowners insurance.

Any type of dog may bite — it is not always a breed commonly associated with attacks such as pit bull, Rottweiler, Doberman, German shepherd or chow. A dog without proper training or one that has been abused can suddenly turn, bare its teeth and bite.

If you or a loved one has been bitten or hurt by a dangerous dog or wild animal, contact the lawyers at Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, for a free consultation today. *Sometimes to protect your interests a Free Initial Consultation cannot be offered in Criminal Defense cases. Our firm maintains offices throughout western Kentucky in Owensboro, Hartford, Bowling Green and Evansville.