Sternberg Law Group

Dog Bites

Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by dogs and other animals. Being bitten by a dog is an extremely terrifying and painful event. Dogs have sharp and powerful teeth that can cause scars and disfigurement. The attack itself can result lifelong emotional trauma. The fact is that many dogs are kind and gentle animals who serve as wonderful companions and family pets. However, those percentages of dogs that are mistreated are naturally aggressive or trained to be violent. These particular dogs pose a real threat to anyone in their vicinity. Pit bulls, Rottweiler’s, Akitas and Chow Chows are statistically most likely to attack even when unprovoked. When mistreated or mishandled these dogs don’t care if the person they attack is an adult or a small child. Sadly, almost half of all dog bite victims in America are under the age of 12 years old.

If possible, try to identify the dog that injured you. Get the information of the dog owner: their address and phone number as well as any information about the dog. This will prove valuable in your case so you can seek compensation for your injuries.

Get the insurance information of the dog owner.

Get the contact information of any witnesses present as well, so they can corroborate your view of the attack and the circumstances surrounding the dog bite.

Take photographs of all your injuries as well as your clothing or anything else that was damaged in the attack. These will be important in proving information to the insurance company for your dog bite claim.