You might want to believe that your lovable little pooch could never harm another soul. However, dog bite incidents are fairly common. They usually happen at dog parks when there are a lot of other dynamics at play, including other dogs and people. Anyone wants to keep themselves protected. Dog bites victims may need an attorney working by their side to get them through these tough situations.
Our team first attempts to find the dog owner. Sometimes, they cannot be located because they’re avoiding the victim. They usually do this to avoid legal liability and negative judgments. Sometimes the dog owner lives on the same premises as the victim of the dog bite. In such a case, the renter’s insurance may apply. In other situations, the landlord’s insurance may provide some coverage where the renter’s insurance is lacking and if, for example, the dog bite occurred in common areas of the property. At Jacoby & Meyers, our dog bite attorneys know what to do, what our client needs to do in terms of medical treatment, and how to pursue the dog owner in such a case.
Factors of a Dog Bite Case
There are certain factors that a court will consider when reviewing a dog bite case. A few of those factors are as follows:
- The Breed And Nature/Propensity Of The Dog and Whether it is “Dangerous”
- The Age And Size Of The Victim
- A History OF Biting Issues In The Past
These are just a few of the things that go into a court’s decision on how much liability a defendant has in a dog bite case. The courts are sensible enough to weigh out all of the factors revolving around the case before making a judgment. Having a good attorney in one’s corner can help to ensure that all of the appropriate factors are considered in your favor if you or a loved one was injured in a dog bite accident. There is always room for more understanding if one has a good attorney. Contact our team of professionals here to assist you with your bodily injury and your legal case.