Compensation For Dog Bite Victims
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, Calhoun, Bowling Green and Evansville.