Warwick Dog Bite Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured from a dog bite in Warwick, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Dog owners have a duty to control their pets and prevent them from harming people. You should not have to suffer the financial burden of treating a dog bite when a dog owner fails in this duty. The Warwick dog bite personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are here to help you defend your rights and hold the liable parties accountable after your injury. To learn more about how we can help you, contact a dog bite attorney today at (401) 352-5271 today for a free consultation about your case.
Do I Need A Dog Bite Lawyer?
It can be difficult to work with insurance companies when it comes to dog bites. Sometimes it requires a lot of proof in order for insurance to offer enough compensation, so without a team of lawyers on your side you may not know what to do. You deserve to recover as much money as you can after suffering a dog bite. Some bites heal quickly, but some can be serious and impair your mobility, become infected, and have long recovery times. The costs involved can quickly rise as you pay for ongoing treatment and lose money from taking off work. A lawyer will know how to build a strong case given the details of your case and fight for the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. To Handle My Case?
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. has over 50 years of experience helping the Warwick community fight for their rights after serious injuries, including many successful dog bite cases. We have earned the trust of our community and have dedicated our practice to helping accident victims recover rightful compensation. We know how serious and life-altering a severe injury like this can be, which is why we work tirelessly to fight each of our cases while also giving you the compassion you deserve while you recover. We haev won millions of dollars for our clients over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
Rhode Island has its own dog bite laws which strictly holds dog owners liable for their dog causing any injury to another person or animal while the dog is outside its enclosure. This law also maintains that the owner must pay double for any damages and put the dog down after the second time it attacks another person outside its enclosure. Even if this dog bite statute can not apply to your situation, a dog owner can still be held responsible for their pet’s bite if they are considered negligent in handling it. If the dog attack occurred on the dog owner’s own property, strict liability does not apply, and you may only be able to recover damages if the owner knew that the dog had aggressive tendencies.
Injuries and Treatments for Dog Bites
Since dogs are Rhode Island’s most common pet, unfortunately dog bites are the most common animal attack. Some frequent injuries caused by dog bites include:
- Broken bones
- Rabies or other diseases
- Amputation or permanent mobility loss
- Anxiety or developed phobia of dogs
- Other pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Treatment for dog bites can be extensive if a bone is broken, the skin was badly damaged, or if surgery is required for the injury. Physical therapy to regain mobility, or cosmetic surgery to reconstruct a mangled body part, may be necessary in addition to simply treating an acute injury from a dog bite.
Unfortunately, children are at some of the highest risk for dog bites. Many children do not know how to safely interact with a dog, and many dogs do not respond well to children. Because of their size, too, dog bites can have more serious effects on children than on adults. Children should not have to suffer physically or emotionally because of an uncontrolled dog. Most phobias are developed during youth, and a traumatic event like a dog attack can have lasting mental effects in children. Some people who were injured by a dog in their youth find it difficult if not impossible to be in public or private spaces where a dog might be, severely impacting their daily lives. While no amount of money can reverse the suffering caused by a dog bite, it can alleviate the ongoing costs of treatment or therapy needed to recover from such an injury.
Fortunately, by pursuing a dog bite case, you may be able to recover financial compensation to help you pay for these treatments and other costs, including:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Emotional therapy
- Reconstructive surgery
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Furthermore, if you tragically lost a loved one in a dog attack, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim to recover compensation and seek justice for their death.
What To Do After a Dog Bite
In order to build the strongest possible case after a dog bite injury, collect as much evidence as you can. Take photos, talk to people who witnessed the attack, and get all the contact information of the dog owner. Document the incident with all the details you can remember while it is still fresh in your mind. Make sure to seek medical attention as soon as you can, even if you don’t think an injury is that severe, and hold onto all receipts and records of treatment. Then contact a dog bite attorney so that we can start working through your case as quickly as possible, before crucial evidence disappears.
Contact a Warwick Dog Bite Attorney
Suffering an injury from a dog bite can be a terrifying and painful experience with sometimes very long recovery times. You should not have to financially suffer after you have physically suffered so much. If you want a team of experienced, dedicated lawyers in Warwick on your side to fight for your right to financial compensation, contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. at (401) 352-5271 to schedule a free consultation to learn about how we can help you.