Maryland, Virginia, And Washington, D.C. Dog Bites / Dog Attacks Attorney
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Dog bites can cause serious injuries to victims. A victim may become hospitalized as the result of one dog bite, or he or she can even suffer death as a result of the injury. When you have been the victim of a dog attack, hiring a Maryland, Virgina and Washington D.C. law firm can help you seek the compensation that you deserve for your case. Maryland operates as a “one bite state,” and this means that if an owner has knowledge of the dangerous propensities of his or her dog, then the owner will be liable for damages.
Recovering Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries
When you hire an attorney from a Maryland law firm, he or she will have to prove that a dog owner is liable for the dog bite that has occurred. As a “one bite state,” any dog owner is responsible for paying for the injuries of a victim, even if it is the first time that a dog bit another person. The attorney will be responsible for proving that a dog owner was the actual owner of the dog at the time of the bite. An attorney will also have to prove that a dog owner violated his or her duty of care in allowing a dangerous animal to bite another person.
Location of the Bite
In Maryland, it does not matter whether a dog bite occurs on private property or a public street. The victim will still be able to claim compensation if a dog bite occurs in either area. If the victim was an intentional intruder or trespasser on a dog owner’s private property, then he or she may not reclaim compensation for a dog bite. Usually, proving that a victim was not an intentional trespasser is the most difficult part of attempting to obtain damages in a dog bite case.
Succeed in Your Dog Bite Case
A lawyer can help you succeed in your dog bite case. You should not wait until you receive medical bills in the mail to call a lawyer to help you file your case with the court. You can begin taking steps to obtain justice in your situation now.
A dog bite can have severe effects on the life of a victim. The trauma inflicted can scar victims psychologically and interfere with their daily functioning. Medical bills from hospital treatment may leave victims deeply in debt. Lawsuits can compensate dog bite victims for their expenses and pain and suffering, but these lawsuits are not easily resolved, sometimes taking months or years.