A woman was petting a dog when it jumped up and bit her in the chin, lip and cheek. She had open punctures from the attack. She was still left with permanent scars after being treated by plastic surgeons and ENT specialists. A dog lover herself, she was anxious and scared when the bite occurred, but knew the proper way to handle the attack was to contact an attorney.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog and sustained injuries you may be entitled to compensation. The threat of dog bites is a significant issue. Every year a dog bites affect 5 million Americans and about 885,000 require medical attention. The
dog owner is responsible for damages as long as the dog in outside its enclosure. Many homeowner liability policies cover dog bites so it is crucial to contact an attorney to assist you in your claim for compensation.
Contact a Martin County attorney from Goldstein, Schmitt, Reynolds, & Cambron, if you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog and sustained serious injuries.