Fighting For Compensation For Dog Bite Victims
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. However, dog bites are a common injury that can cause serious damage.
If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, the attorneys at Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, in Owensboro can help you obtain the compensation you need to make the fullest possible recovery. We understand how traumatizing an animal attack can be, and will always treat your case with the compassion you deserve.
Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Injuries
Any type of dog may bite – is not always a breed commonly associated with attacks such as pit bulls, rottweilers, Dobermans, German shepherds or chows. A dog without proper training or one that has been abused can suddenly turn, bare its teeth and bite. A dog bite can cause broken bones, severe scarring, infections and loss of limbs in serious cases.
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 is on a visible part of your body
Damage claims for bite wounds are typically covered by homeowners insurance. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, you may be able to obtain damages to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We Will Fight For You
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. You can reach us by calling or completing our online contact form to get in touch. Our firm maintains offices throughout Western Kentucky in Owensboro, Hartford, Madisonville, Bowling Green and Evansville.