Dog bites or bites from animals can lead to serious injury, trauma, or even death, particularly if the victim is elderly or a child. At De La Heria Law, we are well-versed in the laws that protect the rights of victims who have been injured by an animal. Acting quickly and starting the investigation immediately after the attack is imperative to determining the liability for the injury.
Damages the victim may be entitled to include:
- Emotional damages
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Workers compensation
In most dog bite cases, the owner of the dog is the defendant. Depending on the case, damages may be covered from the dog owner or his homeowners’ insurance. In cases that involve employees that are required to enter private property, such as mail carriers or deliverymen, the dog bite victim may be able to submit a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Each case is different, but our attorneys are experienced in these types of cases. We have seen the effects dog bites can have on a person’s life and we hope future attacks can be avoided.
If you are attacked, seek medical attention immediately. Try to determine who the owner of the animal is. If you have suffered from a dog bite injury our law firm can handle your dog bite claims. If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, please contact De La Heria Law at (305) 858-2808 for a free consultation.