Animal owners are responsible for the actions of their animals and have an obligation to see that their animals do not pose a risk to other persons. An animal attack can result in both physical and psychological injury and injuries are not only sustained as the result of a bite. People are also often injured as a result of falling as they are trying to protect themselves from the animal or get away from the animal. The injuries that can result from an animal attack include bites, infections, fractures or broken bones, sprains, nerve damage and even concussions and head injuries. Anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder can also result from attacks.
Dog bites are the most common form of animal attack, but they are not the only type. If you have been injured as the result of an attack by any other type of animal, you may have a claim.
Compensation from an animal attack could include damages for pain and suffering, income loss, loss of the ability to complete housekeeping and home maintenance tasks, and medical treatments required as a result of the accident.
There are time limitations which limit the time which you have to make a claim as the result of an animal attack. It is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, such as the personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow, as soon as possible following your accident. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow are available to meet with you at the time and location which is most convenient for you to explain the options which you have following an animal attack or dog bite. The initial consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers is free of charge and without obligation. Please call (519) 915-7673 to speak with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow today.