If you have been bitten by a dog in Buffalo, you may be feeling angry. Dog bites are a personal injury that can negatively affect your day-to-day life. There is a lot that you can do following a dog bite incident. In the meantime, here is some information about dog bite cases in Buffalo.
Determining a Good Dog Bite Case
A “good dog bite case” is kind of a funny term because no accident is good, and people come into our office after having had the misfortune of being bitten. However, in terms of evaluating these cases, one of the most important things to know is whether that dog has ever bitten anybody in the past or whether that dog has a known history of viciousness. Those are the two primary things we look at because they are the two most important factors used to determine whether you have a “good” case.
Typical Dog Bite Injuries
Generally, when somebody comes into our Buffalo office after they’ve been bitten by a dog, the most common indication of injury is the bite mark and/or scratching, and any resulting scarring that remains after the injuries have been treated. There may also be other injuries. We’ve had people who have fallen and suffered broken bones as the result of a dog bite; however, the most common injury is generally the dog bite itself, as well as any scarring that’s left after the bite heals.
Questions to Ask the Owner of a Dog that Bit You
If you come into our Buffalo office after being bitten by a dog, the most important thing is to first make sure you have received the proper medical treatment. You must ask the dog’s owner whether that dog is current with its shots – and you want to see proof of that. As far as your claim is concerned, you need to know a little bit about the dog, such as whether that dog has ever bitten anybody before and whether the dog is known to be vicious or has been involved in similar vicious activity in the past.
If the Owner is Responsible for a Dog Attack
If you own a dog, it is your responsibility to make sure your dog doesn’t attack other people. As an owner, it is your responsibility to keep your dog properly controlled. The dog must be properly housed, and people must be appropriately warned if your dog is vicious. Homeowners have the responsibility have maintaining the condition of their property or a dangerous dog that’s kept on their property, they also have responsibility to protect others from that vicious dog.
If you have been bitten by a dog and would like to seek representation, contact our personal injury attorney office in Buffalo. Let us fight for you.