If you have recently been bitten by a dog, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and anything else you may need to heal. We know how terrifying, and potentially devastating these incidents can be, which is why we are fully dedicated to helping you win the compensation you deserve and need for a swift recovery. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after being attacked by a dog?
After being injured in a dog attack, there are several things you should do. First, call the police, who, upon arriving at the scene, will document the incident and call an ambulance to transport you to the hospital for treatment. From here, ensure you receive the dog owner’s contact information, as well as the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident, as they may corroborate your future personal injury claim. Finally, after being treated, retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof.
To win a dog bite case, you will have to prove that the dog owner’s negligence caused the attack. If you were attacked while lawfully on the owner’s property, or you were attacked by an unleashed dog in public, you will most likely qualify for compensation. That being said, if the dog owner in question can prove that you caused the attack, either by trespassing or teasing the dog, you may not be able to sue. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can help you.
How long do I have to sue after a dog attack in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, which gives the wrongly injured three years from the date of their incident to sue. Though you may understandably wait to see if your injuries heal on their own, if you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today.
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If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.