Filing a civil action following a dog bite

| May 17, 2018 | Animal Bites

Owning a pet is a fairly common practice across the nation. Domesticated animals, such as a dog or a cat, are not only viewed as a pet or a companion. To some, a pet is like a family member. No matter what a pet means to an individual, however, the reality is that a pet owner is responsible for their pet. This goes beyond providing the animal adequate care. It means being responsible for one’s pet, whether that means paying for damage the pet causes to the property of others or when a pet bites or attacks another.

Being bit or attacked by a dog can be a very emotional event. Because people often equate dogs with friendly and cuddly, it can be a very scarring experience. Additionally, the injuries that result can be severe. A person could experience lacerations, bruises and even disfigurement. At the Law offices of Bailey & Burke, our attorneys understand how traffic animal bites can be. Thus, we are dedicated to helping victims of animal bites in the Worcester area.

Even though dogs seem to be innocent and always ready to play and interact with humans, the fact of the matter is that any dog is capable of biting or attacking another person, even if they don’t have a history of doing so. When a person falls victim to a dog bite, it is possible to hold a dog owner for the resulting injuries. Our law firm is able to help clients assess the amount of losses and damages caused by such a horrific event. Whether it is for medical bills, fear and anguish, future medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement, lost wages, pain and suffering, psychological counseling or cosmetic surgery, we can help calculate what a favorable award would look like.

In addition to calculating damages, our attorneys are well versed in the personal injury laws that could help our clients assert a successful civil action. We take the time to look at the situation as a whole, getting a clear understanding of what happened, how it happened and who was liable for the animal bite.

To learn more, check out our law firm’s animal bites website. It is easy to be an animal lover, as pets tend to provide comfort and a bond; however, animals could also be the source of serious injuries. It is important that victims of animal bites understand their situation and what their rights are.

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