What You Should Know About Dog Bite Injuries in Maryland

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If you are facing the consequences of a dog bite injury in Maryland, reach out to our skilled St. Mary’s County dog bite lawyer today. Our firm will ensure you obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward.

Who can be held liable for a dog bite injury in Maryland?

There are two main parties that are typically held responsible for a dog bite injury. They include the following:

  • The owner: In most cases, the dog owner will be held liable for any injuries imposed by the dog. If the dog is not on a leash, or not on its property when the accident occurs, you will not have to demonstrate that the dog has a record of violence. However, if the dog was on a leash or on its property, you will have to establish that the accident occurred as a result of the owner’s negligence. Under these circumstances, you may have to confirm that the dog has a history of violence. This can be challenging to do, so it is critical to work with a skilled personal injury attorney.
  • The victim: There are some matters in which the victim will be held liable for the accident and will not be able to obtain compensation. For instance, if the accident occurs while the victim is trespassing on the owner’s property, he or she will likely be held liable. Furthermore, if the owner can demonstrate that the victim was instigating the dog or disregarding warnings to stay away from the dog, the victim will not be able to obtain compensation.

How can I satisfy the burden of proof?

If you were attacked by a dog and have sustained injuries as a result, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for your burdens. Keep in mind that in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to meet the burden of proof. In order to do this, you will want to seek medical attention. It is crucial to see a doctor instantly after the accident occurs, as your health and safety are the number one priority. Furthermore, this can provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries, which is why you will want to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Also, be sure to take plenty of pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. For example, if the dog was not on a leash, it is important to have evidence displaying that. If you have been hurt because of a dog bite accident in Maryland, our firm can help you obtain the compensation you need to heal. Reach out to a skilled Leonardtown personal injury lawyer today.

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Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.