Protecting The Victims Of Dog Bites

Dogs are man’s best friend, but they are still capable of causing physical harm when they lash out at perceived threats. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dog, it is important to understand the legal options available to you.

At Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Dexter & Tucker, P.S.C., our lawyers understand the devastating effects of a dog-related injury. In addition to physical damage such as bite wounds, lacerations or infections, dog attacks can result in lasting psychological damage.

No Dog Is Completely Safe

Domestic dogs are largely predictable, but even a friend’s dog you’ve known its whole life is capable of surprising you. While some breeds such as pit bulls have a widespread reputation as biters, dogs of any breed are capable of lashing out at humans and causing catastrophic injuries.

Children Are Often The Victims

Young children are often victims of the worst dog bite attacks, due to their physical proximity to the dog. Personal injury compensation can provide the financial resources necessary for the ongoing treatment of facial injuries as well as future costs of counseling and other mental health treatment.

‘Do I Really Need To Sue My Friend?’

The sad truth about dog bites is that many of them involve the dogs of friends, relatives and neighbors. The idea of pursuing legal action in such cases can seem uncomfortable at best. Fortunately, you do not have to go after the assets of a friend, relative or neighbor directly. A personal injury claim for a dog bite will typically be made against a dog owner’s homeowners insurance.

After An Animal Attack, We Can Help You Recover

The first step toward your recovery is partnering with an attorney who can help you get the financial resources you need to get better. Call our Danville, Kentucky, office at 859-236-2641, or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.