HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE BEEN BITTEN BY A DOG OR DOMESTIC ANIMAL?
The first thing you should do if you are bitten by a dog is to seek medical attention immediately. If you are not treated, a dog bite can cause serious injury and even death. If you are not sure which doctor to call or if health insurance is a problem, call Ryan Orsatti Law. We will arrange for you or your loved one to be examined by a physician who can treat you right a way. Once you have been medically evaluated or treated, you should also call a lawyer experienced in animal bite cases. Ryan Orsatti will be able to tell you whether you have a legal claim, and what damages you may be able to recover.
Ryan Orsatti will ask you for detailed information about the circumstances surrounding your animal bite. You should provide the name and phone number of the animal’s owner. If you don’t have this information, a neighbor or a witness may be able to provide it to you. If there were witnesses, you should get their names and contact information as well.
Dog attacks can leave victims suffering physically and emotionally, and we understand this at Ryan Orsatti Law.
Most often victims of dog bites are unsuspecting children. The physical and psychological injuries these attacks cause include:
- fear and anxiety
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- hand and facial injuries
- nerve damage
- puncture wounds
Ryan Orsatti Law will look at liability and damages. Without damages (medical bills, scars, physical impairment), the law will not permit a recovery in a claim. Furthermore, if the injury from the dog attack is not severe, it could mean that it is not economical to hire a personal injury attorney to make a claim. The types of injuries we look for in dog bite cases are injuries that require stitches or injuries that permanently scar, disable, or kill a person. Even with clear liability on the part of the dog owner and even with severe damages, if the dog owner does not have either home owner’s or renter’s insurance, a recovery is very difficult .