Most dog owners take the time and trouble to train and domesticate their animals before taking them out to public places. They are aware of the responsibility they have to the larger public. But there are always a few who do not consider it their responsibility to keep their animal under control. Such an attitude leads to people getting hurt.
More than 4 million dog bites occur in America each year. Nearly a million of those lead to hospitalization. If you have been the victim of a dog attack, you should hold the owner accountable.
Filing Suit After Your Dog Bite
You should not have to step aside whenever you see a dog approaching. It is not your responsibility to get out of range of a potentially dangerous animal; it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their dog is safe enough to go into a public space.
If a dog bites you, then you will for sure need to go immediately to an emergency room for stitches. You will also have to undergo a course of anti-biotic treatment. Depending on the severity of the attack, you may also need surgery.
All of this will cost you money in the form of medical bills and lost wages. You should not allow the dog owner to carry on with their life as if nothing happened. Filing suit gives you the means to recover money for the pain and suffering you’ve had to endure and the financial drain the attack has led to.
Proving Your Case
Working with a lawyer such as the ones found at George T. Bochanis Law Offices can help you pursue your case with energy and vigor. You may think that the marks you bear and the many people who witnessed the attack makes for an irrefutable case. In most instances it does. However, the particulars of what actually happened to you must still be proven. It must be clearly shown that the person you are suing is responsible for the injuries you sustained.
To get the financial payment you seek your lawyer must be gather all of the relevant facts and link them to the right parts of the law. In doing so, they will need to make inquiry into the history of the dog, the location of the incident, and the medical health of the animal. They will also need to show the extent of your physical and emotional injuries. This and much more are all part of demonstrating that you were wrongfully attacked, that the owner should have done something to prevent it, and that you have suffered serious injuries because of it.
The Justice Of Your Claim
Filing a lawsuit is about getting monetary compensation. It is also a form of public service. There is nothing wrong in letting a well-trained and friendly dog off its leash. Some dogs are so bright and bubbly they will go up to strangers and pine to be petted. However, some dogs are dangerous, and they should be properly leashed and controlled by their owners at all times.