Holding Negligent Dog Owners Accountable
Even the friendliest dog has the potential to bite someone, even if they never have before. Thousands of people suffer from dog bites each year, often because of the owner’s inability to control their pet. Whatever the cause may be for your dog bite, you deserve an attorney who can help you hold the liable party responsible for your injuries.
At Vahdat Weisman Law, we are proud to help clients throughout Michigan recover from all types of personal injuries, including dog bites. We are here for our clients through all stages of a personal injury claim, including before you ever meet us. To help you get started in your dog bite claim, here are a few steps you can take to protect yourself:
Report Your Injury
Call 911 after the bite to alert the authorities of your injury and receive the medical treatment you may need. The operator you speak with will help you determine if you need an ambulance, officer or animal control to send whichever you may need. The resulting medical and police report can help your claim in the long run.
Collect Owner Information
The owner of the dog is commonly the liable party for your injury. Before either of you leave the scene of the accident, make sure you collect their name, license information, address and contact information.
Evidence of an accident is most potent when it is fresh. Take photos and videos of everything related to your injury, including the injury itself, the dog in question, and a retelling of what happened. Taking detailed notes can help you remember what happened after the heat of the moment passes.
Contact An Attorney
There is no certainty that you will receive the compensation you need after any personal injury, but a skilled attorney can help increase your odds of success. Call our office in Livonia at 313-924-4010 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today. We can help you pursue your compensation in a timely manner while also avoiding any mistakes that may jeopardize your settlement value.