Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
Unfortunately, dog bites can lead to permanent scarring and significant injury. Dog bites on children typically occur on the child’s face leaving facial scarring and disfigurement.
An individual who owns a dog is strictly liable for the personal injuries caused by his or her dog. Despite the public belief that it must be shown that the dog has bitten before, this is incorrect. The owner of the dog will be responsible for all injuries as long as the injured person can show that he or she was not teasing or tormenting the dog and that trespassing was not involved.
Typically, a homeowner’s insurance policy covers liability and sometimes provides medical payments coverage to the person injured by the dog bite or dock attack. Our attorneys will assist you in pursuing the responsible party through insurance or pursing the owner of the dog individually.