Newport, Rhode Island Dog Bite Lawyers
Dog attacks can cause long-term trauma and injuries to victims, and can sometimes even lead to death. Whether the attack occurred in public or on the owner’s property, a victim may be able to hold the owner financially liable for their injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered from a dog bite attack in the Newport, Rhode Island area, contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LDT. today. Our attorneys are experienced with many types of dog bite cases. We will carefully assess your case and provide you with legal assistance.
You should not have to face the trauma of a dog bite on your own. The skilled Newport, RI dog bite injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LDT. can help you navigate and thoroughly understand all of the details of your case. We are committed to getting you the compensation that you deserve in order to recover and lead a healthy life. Call us today at (401) 367-4655 for a completely free initial case evaluation.
How Can a Lawyer Help with My Dog Bite Case?
As with any personal injury case, there are complex legal processes and statutes of limitations in dog bite cases. Whether or not you can recover compensation, and how much, will depend on where the incident took place and whether the dog had a known history of violence. A lawyer will know how to gather the necessary evidence to prove that you do deserve compensation in your case.
In dog bite cases, insurance companies may try to deny the claim or get away with the giving you the smallest settlement possible. A knowledgeable dog bite lawyer will be able to hold the insurance companies accountable in order to get an appropriate level of financial benefits for you. You should not attempt to navigate the process on your own, because if you do so you are likely to receive far less than you actually deserve.
Why Hire the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini?
At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LDT., we believe that Mr. Resmini’s five decades of experience speak for themselves. Mr. Resmini has played a critical role in clarifying numerous aspects of personal injury law in cases argued before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He has also authored multiple legal handbooks and scholarly publications. Additionally, Mr. Resmini is a member of the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and has been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters each year since 2011.
Because of these awards and his experience, Mr. Resmini will be able to bring the highest level of legal services to your case to help you recover and live a healthy life. His skill and dedication to his clients has allowed him to win millions of dollars for his past clients, and he and the other attorneys in the firm are ready to do the same for you.
Types of Dog Bite Cases We Handle
Dog bites are often traumatic injuries. Dogs can react violently if they are put in an uncomfortable situation, or if they are trying to protect their owner or territory. Some of our more vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by dog bites. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that dog bite injury rates are highest among children 5-9 years of age, and some 20% of cases are severe enough to warrant immediate medical attention.
In Rhode Island, if the dog bite occurred anywhere except enclosed in the owner’s property, you are entitled to compensation. If the bite occurred away from their property and they were aware that their dog had a history of violence, then you may be eligible for double compensation. If, on the other hand, the bite occurred while enclosed inside the owner’s property, you can only recover compensation if the owner was aware of their dog’s violent tendencies.
Dog bites can result in numerous issues, including:
- Amputations: Severe or deep bites can result in injuries to nerves, tendons, and bones. This may even cause the victim to lose a limb.
- Infections: Many dog bites, especially if not treated promptly, carry a significant risk of infection. According to the CDC, infections that could arise from a dog bite include Pasteurella, Tetanus, MRSA and in very rare cases, rabies.
- Facial Injuries: Severe facial injuries may result in the need for reconstructive surgery, and permanent cosmetic damage can occur.
- Nerve damage: A dog biting critical nerve endings may result in temporary loss of feeling or, in severe cases, permanent paralysis.
- Scarring: Scars resulting from dog bites may result in the need for skin grafts and/or reconstructive surgery, and can cause disabilities if in critical areas.
In particularly tragic cases, the bleeding or infection associated with a dog bite injury can turn fatal. If your loved one passed away after being attacked by a dog, the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Through this claim, you may be able to recover money to pay for medical expenses leading up to your loved one’s death, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and other harms.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Dog Bite Case
Dog bites are often traumatic incidents, with young people being disproportionately affected. The injuries or trauma from a dog bite can severely affect you or your loved one’s mental and physical health. The Newport, RI personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LDT. have years of experience handling many types of dog bite cases. We will strive to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, or other damages.
In Rhode Island, you only have three years from the date of your dog bite to file a claim. Therefore be sure to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case and make certain that irresponsible dog owners are held accountable. To speak with a legal professional about your dog bite case, call us today at (401) 755-8855 to schedule a completely free and confidential case evaluation.