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Dog Bite Lawyer
If you've been bitten by a dog or other animal, without an attorney, there is a 99% chance you will not be compensated for your injuries.
According to research data, approximately 4.6 million Americans are bitten by a dog each year and less than 1% get compensated. A dog attack can cause serious injuries. Sadly, many dog bite victims are children, whose trusting ways lead them to approach these animals with confidence rather than caution. As a result they can suffer injuries that leave lasting scars on their face and hands. A victim of a dog attack may be eligible for compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. If you or a loved one has suffered harm in a dog bite attack, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Both Rhode Island and Massachusetts are strict liability states. That means that a dog’s owner can be held liable given certain conditions, making it somewhat easier to recover damages compared to a personal injury case in which fault must be proven. However, there can be complex factual and legal issues that have to be analyzed in order to determine the viability of a dog bite case. In a free consultation, attorney Ann Sheeley can review your situation and discuss your legal options.
When you retain Sheeley Law, we will thoroughly investigate the event to establish the liability of the dog owner and pay particular attention to the victim’s medical needs. Working with the victim’s doctor or other medical specialists, Ann Sheeley will learn about the medical care and services the victim will need. This could include scar revision treatment and psychological counseling, as well as primary care. Attorney Sheeley will then seek the funds needed to pay for these services, as well as full compensation for all other economic and non-economic losses.