Owings Mills Dog Bite Lawyer
Dogs are man’s best friend, until they’re not. Dogs can be lovable creatures but they can also be highly unpredictable. In just a second, your dog can attack you, leaving you with severe injuries. Or you could get attacked by a neighbor’s dog or a stray dog. A dog bite can cause a lot of bodily damage. They can puncture the skin and cause infections, various diseases, and even death.
You may be dealing with permanent injuries. Get the help you need from the experienced Owings Mills dog bite lawyers at Furman | Honick Law. We’ll work with homeowners, dog owners, and insurance companies to get you the most compensation possible.
Dog & Animal Attacks
Dogs are wonderful animals, and most of the time are loving companions and pets. However, if you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, it can be a very disruptive event in your life. Dog attacks can lead to scars, and many infections, among other horrific injuries. Not to mention the lasting traumatic effects of such a terrorizing incident. Our award-winning trial lawyers have litigated many dog bite and dog attack cases. There is no reason to suffer without getting proper compensation.
Our experience in handling these types of personal injury cases gives you the peace of mind to focus on recovering from your injuries. While you are attending to daily wound cleaning, re-dressing your wounds, and ensuring you take the proper course of shots and/or medications, we are tracking down all the necessary information you will need to make sure you are able to receive compensation by the at fault dog and its neglectful owner.
Dog owners have a responsibility to make sure their dog is not a threat to others and is actively taking steps and actions to ensure their dog is not on the loose in a public area. We will hold the owner responsible and take them to Court if they refuse to do so.
Our top-rated lawyers have recovered significant compensation for their clients in hundreds of dog bite cases.
Types of Dog Attack Injuries
A dog attack can lead to various injuries such as:
- Lacerations. These refer to deep cuts in the skin. They go past the epidermis and cause injuries to muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and even bones. Lacerations can lead to infections, so seek medical attention right away.
- Punctures. Punctures occur when a dog’s teeth pierce your skin. They may be smaller than lacerations, but they are often deep. Infection is possible, so seek medical attention.
- Scars. Deep cuts can lead to scarring. Scarring can lead to emotional distress and anxiety, especially if your face is affected. You may need skin grafts to reduce the damage.
- Broken bones. Large dogs can knock over a person and cause crushing injuries. Plus, the amount of force in their jaws can cause broken bones.
- Nerve damage. A bite that affects the nerves can cause nerve damage. This can lead to temporary or permanent loss of function. In extreme cases, it can lead to permanent paralysis.
- Infections. Bacteria in the dog’s mouth can lead to infection. Approximately 15% of dog bites cause infection. That’s why you should clean the wound thoroughly as quickly as possible. Redness, pus, swelling, and pain are signs of an infection.
Proving a Dog Bite Case
In Maryland, you can recover compensation for a dog bite under strict liability. Strict liability means you do not have to prove fault or negligence. If you were bitten and injured by a dog that was allowed to be “running at large,” you can sue the owner on a strict liability basis.
If the dog was on a leash at the time of the attack, you will have to prove that the owner was negligent. To prove negligence, you will need to show that the dog owner owed you a duty, that this duty was breached, and that it caused you serious injuries.
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
Dog bites can result in long-term or permanent injuries. Don’t handle these cases on your own. Seek experienced, knowledgeable legal help.
At Furman | Honick Law, we understand the laws involving dog bites. We will hold the owner responsible for their actions. We can file a lawsuit and get you the best settlement possible. We will fight for your rights in court if necessary. To schedule a free consultation, contact an Owings Mills dog bite lawyer by filling out the online form or calling (410) 844-6000.