Most dogs are very loyal and not dangerous to people. Many dogs are considered a part of the family. However, dog bite injuries happen more often than many people realize. Some dogs can cause serious harm. Dog owners are responsible for making sure their dogs do not cause harm to others. When someone is bitten by a dog, the owner will be held liable. However, if the person who was bitten was illegally on the dog owner’s property, instigated the attack, or the owner can prove that the injured party knew about the vicious propensity of the animal, the owner may not be held responsible.
If you are attacked by a dog, it is important to receive medical attention. After that, you will have to gather the necessary information required for your personal injury case. You should obtain information about the dog and the owner. Some important information to collect includes the owner’s name and address, the breed of the dog that injured you, and where the injury occurred. Also, speak to witnesses who may have seen the attack.
If you have been attacked by a dog, you should retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess the particular situation. Contact the attorneys at Cohn Lifland to guide you through your case.