Most of us are dog lovers, and for good reason. However, dogs are not always the sweet, loyal animals we make them out to be, and if you were recently attacked by a dog, you need an experienced St. Mary’s County dog bite lawyer on your side. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Why Hire a St. Mary’s County Dog Bite Lawyer?
Dog bite cases are often complex, which is why you cannot hire just any attorney to represent you. You need a St. Mary’s County dog bite lawyer who is familiar with the common defenses people will use against plaintiffs in dog bite cases and who can effectively counter those defenses on your behalf. Our firm is ready to help.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
As you can imagine, when someone is bitten or otherwise attacked by a dog, they may sustain a wide array of very serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries associated with dog attacks include lacerations, scarring, tissue damage, torn muscles, nerve damage, broken bones, and more. If you sustained any of the aforementioned injuries in a dog attack due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.
Dog Bite Liability in Maryland
When someone is attacked by a dog in public, the dog owner will most likely be considered liable for the attack. However, when someone is injured in a dog attack while lawfully on private property, the injured party will have to prove that the dog owner was negligent and that the dog owner’s negligence led to the accident. Generally, this can be done by proving a history of violence. If you and your attorney can prove that the dog has been violent in the past and the dog owner failed to keep control of the dog, leading to your attack, you should have a valid claim against the dog owner.
That being said, you should understand that there are certain circumstances wherein you may not have a valid claim. For example, if the dog owner can prove that you were teasing the dog, that you were trespassing at the time of the attack, or that you otherwise provoked the dog to attack you in some way, you may not have a claim. After a dog attack, it is best that you simply speak with our firm so we can assess the circumstances of your attack, determine whether you have a claim, and devise the best possible strategy going forward.
Contact Our St. Mary’s County Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog attacks are serious, and no one should have to deal with the physical and emotional trauma of such an attack on their own. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today so we can fight for the compensation you deserve.