If You’ve Been Injured By An Animal Encounter
Every 75 seconds a dog bites someone in the U.S, with over 1,000 a day seeking emergency medical treatment as a result. Children are particularly vulnerable, with dog bites listed as the 5th highest reason for emergency room visits after a child is engaged in a voluntary activity, such as sports.
If you or a family member have been a victim of an attack or accident involving an animal, we know you’re shaken up. No one wants to suffer this kind of encounter, and when it involves your child, it can be especially devastating. The last thing you need is unpleasant encounters with insurance companies and the owners of the animals. We can be your advocate, helping you navigate the difficult waters that are sure to follow.
If You’ve Been a Victim of an Attack
- The first thing to understand if you’ve been a victim of an attack by a dog is that the law is on your side.
- Those who own animals have the responsibility to keep them from harming others.
- Vicious dogs, in particular, are to be restrained through fencing, kenneling or chaining. A dog with a history of biting or attacking non-trespassers is defined as a vicious dog.
Accidents Involving Livestock
- Farmers, ranchers, and others who own livestock have a responsibility to keep them fenced and off the roadways.
- Our attorneys can help prove circumstances where the owner of the livestock failed to take reasonable action to capture or restrain roaming animals.
- Insurance companies for livestock owners often attempt to blame extenuating circumstances, such as a horse getting spooked and breaking through a gate or fence. They may try to minimize your medical and other damages, even refusing to pay at all.
Our attorneys can evaluate your claim, and help you get compensation for medical and legal bills, lost wages, and other financial needs as a result of an attack or accident involving an animal. As always, our services are on a contingency basis. You pay nothing up front, and nothing at all until we win a settlement or verdict on your behalf. From the very start, you’ll be working with an attorney who will stay with you during the entire process until your case is settled.
If you’ve been injured through an encounter with an animal of any kind, contact us at Skaug Law today. We’re here to help!