Achieving Dog Bite Compensation
Summer is considered a carefree time where many people take part in outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it is also a prime time for dog bites. The homeowner where the dog resides is liable for ensuring the safety of neighbors and visitors to the home. This means that proper safety measures must be in place and used. When fences, gates and leashes are not utilized or don’t exist, there is a risk that the dog could attack.
Dog bite injuries can lead to:
- Muscle and tendon damage
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
You have a right to a full recovery. The family of attorneys at Tauber Law will treat you like family while we aggressively pursue a favorable conclusion to your case. We will advocate for monetary compensation that can cover:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
RESPONSIBILITY FOR CANINES
When a dog is in the home, it is considered a part of the premises from a liability perspective; the homeowner is liable for ensuring the safety of neighbors and visitors to the home. This means that proper safety measures must be in place and used.
A dog biting for the first time is no excuse if the negligence of the owner allowed the dog to bite another person. This also applies to people who are watching a dog for someone else. Dogs that bite and do not have proof of an up-to-date rabies vaccination will need to be in quarantine for 10 days.
There are special restrictions in Lake County for American Pit Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeds. Owners must carry a half-million in liability insurance in case of a pitbull attack, and they must follow specific rules to control these breeds.
CONTACT TAUBER LAW TODAY
If you or a loved one has been bitten by someone’s dog in the Lake County area, call our Schererville office at 219-865-6666 or reach us online to schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
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