Dog Bite Injury?
Fair compensation for your injury.
At Sieben & Cotter, we are experienced trial lawyers, and we know how to gather and document evidence and how to take that evidence to trial and present a compelling case to a jury. In dog bite injury cases, these skills are essential to a successful result.
When a dog owner’s negligence causes serious injury
- Dog bites and injuries
- Dog knock-downs
- Dog attacks with inflict serious and long-lasting physical and psychological injuries
Owners are responsible for managing their animals
In a dog bite case, we will work closely with our client and their family, neighbors and friends to learn the circumstances, what the injuries were, and how those injuries have changed the lives of the victim.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, almost all homeowner’s insurance policies protect owners against attacks and bites by their pets.
Yes, for the most part. The important question is going to be whether you did anything to provoke the dog into biting. Provocation can be established if you were yelling or hitting the dog, or if you were in the dog’s face and acting aggressive towards it. In some cases, grabbing a dog’s tail or ear can be enough to provoke it to bite. However, simply walking up to a dog in a friendly manner and petting it will generally not establish provocation.
First and foremost, you need to get the name, address and contact information of the dog’s owner, as well as the location of where the bite occurred. You should then get the name of the dog owner’s insurance company and try to find out any information regarding whether or not the dog has bitten anyone in the past. Finally, photographs of the injuries are very important and should be taken as close to the time of the dog bite as possible. It is equally as important to take photographs as the bite wound heals to show progress and establish whether or not its going to leave permanent scarring.
Our goal—the compensation you need for full recovery
It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to preserve the evidence and begin an investigation. Contact Sieben & Cotter for a free consultation. There is no charge for a personal injury case until we make a recovery for you.