Across the country, dog attacks — meaning bites and other injuries from dogs jumping up on people — accounted for more than one-third of all dollars paid in homeowner liability insurance claims in 2014. Dog bite laws in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia & Florida put the burden of proof on the victims. To receive compensation for a dog bite injury, the victim has to prove that the animal had dangerous propensities and that the owner knew or should have known these propensities.
Dog bite liability laws vary throughout the country, with the states split between those who hold owners strictly liable for any attack and those states that apply a negligence standard, holding an owner accountable when he knew or should have known the dog was likely to attack.
Our attorneys understand the gravity of the circumstance when an animal bites or attacks someone, so we work diligently to build and prove your case.
Dog bite injuries can be serious and sometimes deadly. Sadly, the victim of a dog bite is most likely to be a child. These cases often involve scars, both physical and emotional. Physical scars are most often to the face, and the mental trauma associated with the injury can echo throughout the victim's lifetime. The cost of medical care, including rehabilitation and plastic surgery, can be exorbitant.
If you or someone you love has suffered a dog bite injury or an animal attack, you need the services of an aggressive advocate to build your case and deal with insurance companies regarding compensation.
The lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban have extensive experience successfully negotiating with insurance companies. We aggressively advocate on your behalf so that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Typical damages that may be available in a dog bite case include:
Not all of the damages listed above may be available to you. Applicable law and the facts of your case may limit the available damages or they may provide additional sources of compensation.
For specific information about the compensation that may be available to you for your injuries, contact the dog bite lawyers of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban online or call us at (888) 351-1038.
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