• Nov
    08
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    Posted by: Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr

    Know Your Rights If You Have Been Attacked by a Neighbor’s Dog – Advice from a Dog Attack Law Firm

    Pet ownership can be one of life’s great joys, and dogs are one of the most wonderful, loyal pets a person can own. Dogs provide unconditional love and devotion, but when a person decides to bring a dog into their life, there is more to it than providing the animal with food and shelter. Dogs require love and attention, training and discipline. Pet ownership is a huge responsibility, and part of that responsibility includes making sure that people who come into contact with your dog are safe from harm. Dogs can inflict injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening, and when a dog bites their owner is nearly always held legally responsible for the damage that is suffered. If you have been attacked by a neighbor’s dog, you need advice from a dog attack law firm. The attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC are an experienced dog attack law firm that can guide you and provide you with the legal representation you need to get the justice you deserve.

    The very first thing that you need to do if you have been attacked by a neighbor’s dog is to attend to your medical needs. There are thousands of dog bite victims that require emergency medical care and hospitalization every year in the United States, and roughly 27,000 require reconstructive surgery. This is a result of the deep injuries or tearing that can occur as a result of puncture wounds or lacerated blood vessels. Even a minor dog bite can lead to an infection, tetanus or rabies, so it is essential that you get professional attention, and keep all of the documents, receipts, and information regarding the treatment for the injury.

    Once you have been stabilized medically, the next step you should take is to seek legal advice from an experienced dog bite attack lawyer. There are a few reasons why you should do this. First, no matter how good your relationship with your neighbor, it is very difficult to approach a dog owner about the damage that their dog has done. Things can get heated, and it is far better to put an unbiased representative between you and the dog owner.

    As the victim of a dog bite attack you are entitled to compensation for any damages that you incurred. These damages can include your medical bills and any lost wages or disabilities that you suffered as a result of the injury, but there is a big difference between the compensation that you are likely to receive if you work directly with the dog owner’s insurance and if you have an attorney representing you. Call the attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC to make an appointment to discuss your case.

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