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Hagerstown Dog Attack Injury Attorney

Striving for Justice After an Animal Attack

While most people love dogs, it's also important to recognize that any dog has the potential to become dangerous and bite. That's why we're dedicated to helping dog attack victims who have been injured by serious dog bites and animal attacks.

Some dogs have been raised in environments where aggressive actions are encouraged, or even worse, rewarded. Other dogs may be irritable due to old age or illness while others may just react to an unknown trigger. No matter what the reason, our firm is here to defend your right to win the compensation you deserve.

Give our Hagerstown dog attack injury lawyer a call at (301) 905-9901 or contact us online for a case consultation to discuss the details of your claim.

What To Do if Someone’s Dog Bites You

The first thing you should do after a dog bite is to seek out medical attention. If the bite is severe, call 911 right away. Even minor injuries from a dog bite should be inspected by a medical professional to ensure there are no complications or infections.

Not only is this step important for your overall recovery, but having the medical records to show for your dog bite injury claim will help to solidify your case.

Once the immediate danger of a dog bite is addressed, there are several other important things to obtain in order to create a strong dog bite injury claim:

  • Take pictures of your injury: before and after medical treatment, if possible, as well as throughout the recovery process.
  • Identify the dog and its owner: it is vital for you to positively identify the owner of the dog if you are to hold someone legally responsible. Take a picture of the dog, if you're able to. Identifying the dog and its owner will also help you to obtain a vaccination history, potentially sparing yourself from having to get a series of painful and expensive rabies shots.
  • Document your injuries: in addition to taking photos, keeping a written record of your injuries and recovery process is very helpful. Witness statements can also help your case.
  • Report your dog bite to the authorities: this may seem like an obvious step, but it's important to file a report with the local animal control agency and/or law enforcement. This will help to provide legal documentation for your claim.

Hire our experienced Hagerstown dog bite lawyer for trustworthy legal help. Get started by calling us at (301) 905-9901 or filling out a contact form to schedule your free case evaluation.

Who Is Responsible for Dog Bite Injuries?

First and foremost, owners are responsible for the dangerous actions of their dogs. Dog owners must follow the leash law and dog bite laws of their residence or any other place that they may visit.

When you file a dog bite legal claim, that doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be going up against the dog owner. This may come as a relief to those who've been injured by a dog owned by a family member or friend.

In most cases, our dog bite attorneys can go up against the insurance company that provides renters or homeowner's coverage to the dog owner.

Our Hagerstown injury attorneys pursue compensation from the insurance company to recover:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy treatment

Our Firm Can Hold Dog Owners Responsible

Have you become the victim of an animal attack? When the insurance company says you don't need an attorney, you need an attorney. Our Hagerstown dog bite lawyers at Britt•Reed Law Offices will fight for the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to living your life as normally as possible.

Contact us now at (301) 905-9901 for a case consultation with a dog attack injury attorney to discuss the details of your dog bite injury claim.

Why Hire Britt • Reed Law Offices

  • We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis - You Don't Pay Unless We Win

  • We Offer Free
    Initial Consultations

  • We Are Not Afraid to Stand up to Insurance Companies

  • We Work to Schedule
    Convenient Appointments