Dog Bite Accident Attorney Serving All of Maryland
There is a reason dogs are considered man’s best friend. Today, many people even think of their pets as children. However, no matter how much anyone loves a dog, most people can agree that these are still animals that are capable of seriously injuring an individual. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a dog bite attack, it is important to take your legal options into consideration, as you may be suffering from long term physical, emotional, and financial repercussions. The Ruben Law Firm has proudly served dog bite victims in Anne Arundel County, Maryland for decades. We don’t get paid unless you do. For quality legal representation when you need it most, contact the Ruben Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.
Understanding Dog Bite Liability in Maryland
Many dog bite cases result in liability placed on the dog’s owner, even if the dog has never been previously violent. If the owner of the dog was in control of the animal while the attack occurred, i.e. on a leash or in a yard, they can be held responsible for any injuries sustained as long as the victim can provide evidence of the dog owner’s negligence. Dog owners and victims of dog attacks should be aware that the state of Maryland practices contributory negligence. This means that if the victim was at fault in any way in causing the dog to attack, they may not be able to recover compensation for their injuries. Some of the factors that may be considered in contributory negligence situations include whether the victim was antagonizing the dog or was unlawfully on the dog owner’s property at the time of the attack.
How can I prove my dog bite case?
Just like with any other personal injury claim in Maryland, dog bite victims are required to fulfill the burden of proof. This means that you must provide evidence that the owner of the dog was negligent, and at this negligence ultimately resulted in the attack. If you have been bitten by a dog, there are a few important steps to take. First, be sure to seek immediate medical attention. You should also be sure to collect information about the dog and its owner, as this will be necessary in bringing a case later. This information should include the name of the owner, the dog’s vaccination history, and more. If there were witnesses to the accident, be sure to collect their contact information as well so they can corroborate your story. You should also file a report with local law enforcement.
Contact Ruben Law Firm
Have you been seriously injured in a dog bite attack? If so, be sure to consider your legal options, as you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The attorneys at Ruben Law Firm are proud to serve clients across Anne Arundel County when they are injured in an accident. To discuss your case, contact the Ruben Law Firm today.