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Each day approximately 13,000 dog bites occur across the United States, with about 2,400 of those requiring medical attention. If you or a loved one has been bitten, it is in your best interest to contact a knowledgeable lawyer quickly so that more information and evidence may be gathered and others may be protected from further injuries. The particular facts involved in a dog bite injury are very important. The attorneys at the law firm of Penrod Swenson have years of experience handling dog bite cases. We assure you high-quality service and are dedicated to seeing that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
When someone is attacked or bitten by a dog, it can be a very serious matter. Depending on the severity of the attack, the person may require medical attention and even face legal action.
There are a few things to do if you are attacked by a dog or any other domesticated animal. First, seek medical attention immediately. Even if the attack does not seem severe, it is always best to get checked out by a doctor. Make sure to document and take photos of the injury. Second, try to identify the owner of the animal. If you can find the owner, you may be able to hold them liable for the attack. Suppose the dog is running loose, contact animal control to see if the animal is microchipped. Once the owner is found, ask for their insurance, as insurance sometimes covers dog bites. Finally, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys who can help you navigate the legal process and get the compensation you deserve.
Always make sure to report a bite/attack injury. There are many misconceptions about reporting a bite. Many people do not want to report anything out of fear that the dog will be euthanized. The dog attack victim will not be the party responsible for deciding something like euthanization and will be dependent on public safety.
If a dog or other domesticated animal has attacked you or someone you love, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Penrod | Swenson. We have experience handling these cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve.