Strict responsibilities go along with animal ownership. Those injured are protected by law.
We know that an animal attack can be a traumatic experience. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve for serious injuries, including:
- Deep tissue injuries
If you were bit, attacked, or otherwise injured by a dog, cat, horse or other animal, it is likely that the owner is liable – even if it is an accident. Unless an animal was provoked, owners are responsible for controlling their pets.
Occasionally, someone other than the owner may be responsible for an attack. For example, if an individual was in a position to stop or prevent an attack but did nothing then he or she may be partially liable for the injuries the victim sustained.
It is a common misconception that no one can be held liable for a wild animal attack. In fact, a city, town or other municipality may be responsible for such an attack. For example, if residents reported sightings of a dangerous or intrusive animal but the city did nothing about it, it may be found liable if the animal attacked a resident.