Dogs are wonderful animals. They make fantastic companions and bring joy to so many people across the world. However, when paired with the wrong owners, dogs can inflict quite a bit of pain upon unsuspecting people.
According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year, and 800,000 of those require medical care. If you happen to be the victim of a dog bite, it’s not as cut-and-dried as you might think to simply go after the dog’s owner. That’s why you need a Dog Bite Lawyer in Maryland, and we’re the legal team at The Lapidus Law Firm who can help.
How Do You Know Which Dogs Might Bite?
You don’t. Some dogs have a reputation for attacking more than others (Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Huskies, Rottweilers), but the fact of the matter is, all dogs have sharp teeth; therefore, all dogs are capable of biting. Never assume a dog won’t bite–you don’t know the dog’s history or even the owner’s history. If there’s a history of abuse or aggressive training, any dog can unexpectedly become defensive or go on the attack and start biting. Approach all dogs with caution, even ones that seem harmless.
What Happens if You’re Bitten by a Dog?
First things first. Go to a hospital or doctor to have the wound treated immediately. Not only can dog bites cause pain and wounds to the skin, muscle, and even bone, bites can also transmit disease. So, it’s important to have the wound treated properly. Next, call the Dog Bite Lawyers at The Lapidus Law Firm, because proving the dog’s owner is at fault or liable for his or her dog’s actions is not as simple to prove as it may seem.
What Can a Dog Bite Lawyer Do?
Getting an experienced lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to how your dog bite claim ends. This client, for example, has publicly acknowledged her experience with our team by leaving a 5-star Google review:
“I am an attorney who unfortunately needed an attorney when I was badly injured by a neighbor’s dog. After working unsatisfactorily with another law firm, I received a referral to the Lapidus Law Firm. From the first day, Larry, Michael, and the staff made me feel welcomed and worked very hard for a successful resolution to my case. One of my treating physicians was very impressed with their preparation and medical knowledge when he met with them to discuss my diagnosis and treatment and asked me how I found them. His favorable impressions mirrored mine every time I met or spoke to them. I am so thankful that I became a client of this law firm!”
The Dog Bite Lawyers with The Lapidus Law Firm have decades of experience with dog bite incidents. If you’ve been bitten by a dog through no fault of your own (you weren’t provoking or tormenting the dog, trespassing or committing any other crimes on private property, or involved in an altercation with the dog’s owner), we may be able to help.
Our legal team will examine the evidence and the situation; if it’s determined you do have a legitimate case, we will work tirelessly to prove that the dog’s owner is responsible for any personal injury you sustained. After all, why should you be the one who gets injured AND has to pay medical bills and deal with potentially lost wages?
Dog Bite Lawyer in Maryland
Owners of dogs who bite unprovoked should be held accountable for their pet’s actions. It is their pet, after all. But don’t try to handle the claim on your own. Trust the Dog Bite Lawyers with decades of experience: The Lapidus Law Firm.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Maryland, give us a call at (301) 852-7500 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. If we feel you have a viable case, we will work on your behalf to try and get you a fair and reasonable settlement.