People from all over Indianapolis own pets, including many whom own dogs. You might even be a dog owner yourself. People have dogs as pets for many different reasons. Some dogs are even used to help those with special needs, while other dogs work in such capacities as being police service dogs, or helping in special rescue missions. In addition, some people like to have dogs to help keep their homes or businesses 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.
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.
The dog owner is the person that will be held responsible in most dog bite cases, but 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:
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) 581-4400 or click here.
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