After the long, cold winter, we’re encouraged to spend more time outdoors. While it feels great to enjoy ourselves in neighborhoods, parks and other open spaces, it can lead to unpleasant encounters, especially when pet owners are not using proper care. Even a dog that is small or looks friendly can cause serious injuries or infections. Making assumptions or letting your guard down could turn a fun outing into a lasting problem.
The ASPCA recommends some measures to lessen the likelihood of an attack when around dogs, including:
Depending on where you are, recovering damages for injuries from dog bites might depend on demonstrating that the owner was aware of the animal’s dangerous nature. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney should give you the information you need to decide whether to bring a claim.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban seeks compensation for dog bite victims throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. Please call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices.
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