Dog Bite Injury Attorney Serving Hobbs & Albuquerque, NM
Suffering a dog attack is traumatic experience and it can be difficult to figure out how much financial responsibility lies on the dog owner in the event of dog bite injuries occur. In order to get clear answers as to your rights and the owners responsibility, contacting a personal injury attorney will ensure that you are fairly compensated for dog bite injuries.
How do I know if I need to contact a personal injury attorney?
There are some questions to ask yourself if you or a family member experiences a dog attack that will help you determine whether you should contact a lawyer or not. If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then contact the team at Zebas Law Firm immediately.
- Was the dog attack unprovoked?
- Were you on public property?
- Was the dog on a leash?
- Did the attack result in long-term or permanent medical issues?
Plan of Action After A Dog Attack
Acting quickly will help with your dog bite injury case. After a dog attack occurs, regardless of initial intent, it is important to get the owners name and contact information and possibly, take a photo of the dog for future reference. Identify any possible witnesses and get their contact information as well. Once you do that, it is important to seek out medical attention with a health care professional immediately. Make sure that you explain how your injuries incurred so that proper documentation and records are taken of the injury.
Any medical expenses that accrue should be documented. This includes medical bills, prescriptions costs and any insurance co-pays. Keeping good records of all accident related items will is extremely helpful for any claims or lawsuits that may result due to a dog bit injury. It can also be helpful to check out animal control records to see if there are any previously documented attacks by the dog. For more information about dog bite injury cases, please contact
our office today.