Dog Bites Attorney
Every year, more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs. Of these 4.5 million Americans, nearly 1 in 5 requires medical attention because of their injuries. Sadly, more than half of those injured by dog bites are children. Unfortunately, dog bites can lead to catastrophic consequences, including nerve damage, puncture wounds and permanent scarring.
If the owner of the dog that bites someone has homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, that insurance company is often legally responsible for compensating the victim for his or her injuries. These insurance companies will often try to minimize the damage caused by a dog bite, especially with respect to compensation for permanent scarring. Lawyers hired by the insurance companies will often argue that because a dog bite victim may no longer experience physical pain, that the cosmetic scarring is not a big deal. These arguments ignore, perhaps willfully, that scarring can be a great source of embarrassment and self-consciousness for both men and women.
The attorneys at Dolan & Dolan have experience representing dog bite victims who have suffered a wide range of injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of being bitten by someone else’s dog, call Dolan & Dolan for a free consultation and case evaluation.