Many people are under the impression that all dogs are friendly animals that enjoy nothing more than spending time with their human counterparts. While this may be true for the most part, you should always keep in mind that some dogs are more dangerous than others.
In the worst situations, a dog can attack a human. If this happens, it is possible for the person to suffer a serious injury or even be killed. In this case, you may have a question to answer: Who is responsible for controlling the dog? Generally speaking, this falls on the dog's owner.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog attack, here are some key points to consider:
-- You should receive immediate medical care. Along with this, keep track of all your treatment and what your medical team is suggesting for the future.
-- In addition to the physical impact of a dog attack, you could also suffer long-term psychological injuries.
-- Don't place the blame on yourself. It's common for the dog's owner to place the blame on the person who was attacked. You should never put yourself in this position, as you are the victim.
At our law firm, we have helped many people receive compensation after being attacked by a dog. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, as insurance companies can be a challenge to work with. Even so, there are steps to take to put you in a position to protect your rights.
In addition to working closely with your medical team to get the best treatment, don't hesitate to learn more about your legal rights for receiving compensation related to your injuries.