Dogs are usually very happy to greet you at the door when you come home, wagging their tails and jumping in anticipation of the attention they are about to receive. But it may shock you that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Although dogs can provide their owners unconditional love, a sense of security, and companionship beyond compare, an untrained, enraged dog can threaten your safety.
A dog bite can be serious and should be followed with swift action to prevent infection and secure your right to file a personal injury claim. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a canine attack, consult an accomplished Terre Haute dog bite lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin today.
If you were recently bitten by a dog, do not hesitate to seek medical attention. Dog bites can lead to infection if left untreated, so even if the bite doesn’t seem that bad, it’s still advisable to seek medical attention at the scene of the incident.
While at the scene of the attack, you should also write down the name and contact information of the dog owner and any witnesses. Make a police report of the dog bite injury and request a copy of it. It is also advisable to photograph the dog, your injuries, and the location where the attack occurred. Saving any clothing damaged by the dog in the attack will also help attorneys build a strong claim for compensation at a later time.
Do not accept any settlement or admit fault with the owner’s insurance company, and do not sign anything. If you or someone you know has been injured from a dog bite accident, contact an experienced lawyer at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.
Dogs such as pit bulls, rottweilers, dobermans, chow chows, and German shepherds are notorious for biting, but in reality, all dogs have the ability to bite. A dog attack can occur for several reasons, including:
If you have been injured by someone’s untrained or unrestrained pet and want a professional law firm that will get the job done, reach out to the Terre Haute dog bite lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin. Contact us today to schedule your free, initial consultation.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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