Experienced Indianapolis Dog Bite Attorney
People from all over Indianapolis own pets, including many whom own dogs. You might even be a dog owner as well. People have dogs as pets for many different reasons. Some dogs are even used to help those with special needs and other dogs work in other capacities such as police service dogs, or for special rescue missions. In addition, some people like to have dogs to help keep their home or business safe from intruders. While using a dog, or dogs, as a security measure can be beneficial, there are some instances that these kinds of situations can lead to the dog causing serious bodily harm.
Helping Determine Liability for Dog Bites
Dogs bite thousands of people every year. Sometimes, these dogs are simply acting as they have been trained to do in a given situation. However, in many instances these attacks are unprovoked and could have been prevented had the dog owner exercised more caution and responsibility. Depending on the circumstances, anyone in the Indianapolis area who is the victim of a dog bite, or dog attack, might be able to recover damages from the dog’s owner or from another responsible party. At the Law Firm of Holland & Holland in Indianapolis, we will help you determine if you have a case. We work to see whom, if anyone is liable for your injuries. If someone should be held responsible, then we develop a plan to determine, and seek, fair compensation.
Finding All Responsible Parties And Holding Them Accountable
While in most situations, the dog owner is the person that will be held responsible in dog bite cases, there are other circumstances where other people might be held accountable for the victim’s injuries in a dog attack. These are some of the other possible responsible parties:
- Property owners – if a property owner allows a dangerous animal on his or her property and the animal bites someone, then the property owner could also be considered liable.
- Animal keepers – sometimes, someone other than a dog’s owner is in charge of caring for an animal, such as a kennel. These animal keepers can also be responsible in some dog bite attacks.
- Landlords – if the dog owner lives in an apartment, the landlord can also be held accountable for a dog attack if the landlord is aware that the renter has a potentially dangerous animal.
- Parents of Minors – even if a child is considered the dog’s owner, by law parents of minor children can also be held responsible if their child’s dog bites another person.
We Can Help You Recover Damages for Your Injuries
While suffering a dog bite might not seem like a big deal to some people, dog bites can be very serious and they can have lasting effects on the victims. In some cases, dog attacks can even be fatal, especially when the victim is a small child. Therefore, if you have been injured due to a dog bite then you should speak with a dog bite attorney in Indianapolis. You could be eligible to receive damages for your pain and suffering, as well as for medical expenses, property damage and lost wages, among other things. Please contact us today in Indianapolis if you have been the victim of a dog bite. Call us at 317-759-9146 or click here.