An estimated 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year, according to the CDC. Dog bites can result in serious injury and even permanent disfigurement. Compensation available can include: medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages/income, and counseling expenses.
Under Indiana law, a dog owner may be found liable for their dog's actions if the owner had knowledge of their dog's dangerous propensities. Even without actual or constructive knowledge of their dog's dangerous propensities, owners may still find themselves liable if their dog belongs to a particular breed which is known to have dangerous propensities. This is the case whether or not their specific dog has previously bitten or attacked someone.
If you or someone you know has been by someone else's dog or other animal, know that the attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm are here to work for you and to help maximize any compensation you may be entitled to. Call a personal injury lawyer at Vanderpool Law Firm today to set up a free consultation. Call us at (574) 268-9995.