Animal Attack Injuries
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What to Do if You Have Been Bitten
- Get medical help.
- Get the owner’s information (including dog tags) and call the police.
- Take pictures of the injury, animal, and scene of the attack.
- Call a dog-bite attorney.
There is a limited time statute of two years (both states) to file a personal injury claim from the date of the injury. Don’t delay in contacting one of our attorneys!
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Not Just Dog Owners
There are other parties that can be held liable for a dog-bite injury. These parties include:
- A kennel, dog sitter or pound
- Parents of minors
- Property owners
- Landlords or property management companies
In states that do not have dog-bite laws, an injured person must prove the dog owner knew (or should have known) that the dog was dangerous, meaning the dog has:
- attacked with or without provocation.
- attacked another animal resulting in serious injury or death.
- been used in the commission of a crime.
Although most animal attacks pertain to dogs, there are other animals that cause injuries, such as horses (kicks), snakes, birds, and ferrets. These attacks are covered under strict liability laws.
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We Have a Proven Track Record in Getting Large Settlements
We give our trust to doctors and hospitals to receive the best care. You or a loved one was injured or has a disease that requires the best treatment. You are nervous and upset and just want the ordeal to be over. But, what happens if you get a bad outcome? Is it medical malpractice? To know if you have a medical malpractice case, you need to have proof that the doctor was negligent.
At Saffren & Weinberg, we can determine if you have a medical malpractice case.
Medical malpractice is when a physician is negligent in providing standard care and his or her patient is injured as a result. What exactly is standard care? Standard care is what the medical community agrees upon for what diagnostic tests and treatments that are appropriate to your condition. A doctor must make decisions that align with what the medical community finds acceptable.
When there is a bad result from a surgery or treatment, a patient cannot sue for what could happen, only for what did happen. The patient must prove that there was poor standard
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