1. What should I do if a dog bites me or my child?
There are three important steps you should take after a dog attack to protect your health and rights to compensation:
- Get medical attention.
A dog bite can cause severe bleeding and is at risk of getting infected. Even if the injury seems minor, it’s important to see a doctor — as a medical report of the injury can be valuable evidence for your claim.
- Get the dog and owner’s information.
Get the owner’s name, phone number, and address. You can use this information to find out if the dog has a history of biting and to file a dog bite report with your local animal control center or police station.
- Get a dog bite lawyer.
You or your child’s dog bite can require expensive medical procedures and may put you out of work during the recovery period. An experienced lawyer can build a strong claim to help you get money.
At Ponce Law, we know that dog attacks can be physically and emotionally devastating. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to help your family—just dial 615-244-4325 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
2. What are the complications of dog bite injuries?
Dog attacks can range in severity. Some dog bites may only involve a minor breaking of the skin, while others can cause severe lacerations and heavy bleeding. Other complications can include:
- Loss of fingers and toes
- Loss of eyesight if bit on the face
- Bone fracture and breaks
If a dog bit you or your child, get the help you need right away. Call the attorneys at Ponce Law today.
3. Can I still file a claim if my dog bite injury isn’t severe?
Your injury doesn’t need to be severe for you to seek compensation. Many dog bite injuries are psychologically traumatic — especially to young children. Also, even minor dog bites can lead to infections, which can cause severe complications.
4. How much is my dog bite case worth?
The amount of compensation you can receive for your dog attack case depends on several factors, such as:
- The severity of your injuries
- The costs of your medical treatments
- Your total lost wages due to being out of work
- Your level of psychological suffering and distress
The lawyers at Ponce Law can investigate your injury and determine how much compensation you and your family may be eligible to receive.
5. How can a dog bite lawyer help me?
After a dog bite, you’re hurting. The last thing you want to deal with is legal paperwork. Our lawyers can take care of every detail of your claim, including:
- Collecting evidence
- Calculating the financial impact of your dog bite injury
- Protecting your legal rights
- Helping you get compensation for your medical bills