When an animal attacks, it can be devastating, both psychologically and physically. Psychologically, an animal attack survivor can be burdened with trauma and mental suffering. Physically, animal attacks can result in serious personal injury, or, in some cases, even death. When a dog (or any other animal owned by another person) becomes aggressive to the point of biting, it’s important to make sure your legal rights are being protected as quickly as possible.
Whether or not they are fatal, animal bites often result in severe wounds. In New Hampshire, as well as in Massachusetts, the most common type of animal bite comes from Man’s Best Friend, also known as the dog. Any breed of dog, small or large, is capable of biting or attacking. But so are other animals.
If you or a loved one has been injured, hurt, or killed by an animal attack please contact Buckley Law Offices at your earliest convenience so that we may review your case.
Pet owners are responsible for the errant actions of any pet they may own if that action results in damages to another person or animal. Deciding how much compensation an animal attack survivor or victim should receive can be complicated, tiring, and tense. This is why it is best for animal attack victims and survivors to seek legal advice as quickly as possible.
Types of animal attacks that may require legal consultation:
All pet owners are responsible for any damages caused by the pets they own, and in the case of pets owned by children, the legal guardians of the children in question are legally responsible for the damages.
In terms of animal attack cases and animal attack lawsuits, strict liability is a legal theory that is used in some states. This legal theory makes animal owners legally responsible when their animal attacks a person or another animal and that attack results in injury or damages. This liability is applicable even in situations where the owner of the animal was not aware the pet in question could be dangerous and even if the victim cannot show that the animal owner was negligent.
In Nashua, New Hampshire, we have strict liability of the owner or keeper [of animals]. This protects not only human victims, but also owners of animal victims of animal attacks. Strict liability and other legal theories may come into play when you are seeking financial compensation for your animal attack. This is why it is very important to seek an experienced animal attack lawyer to consult on the details of your case as quickly as possible after an animal attack.
All animal bite wounds require some degree of medical attention to ensure no diseases have been passed from the animal to the animal attack victim. In addition, animal saliva is riddled with bacteria of all sorts, and as a result, animal bites can get severely infected if left untreated. Though they are not often deep, animal bites usually break the skin and can result in contusions because of the excess pressure placed on the skin during the bite. Additionally, being attacked by an animal can be a harrowing experience psychologically, and survivors may choose to seek mental health treatment in addition to other necessary treatments.
All pet owners are responsible for training and socializing their animals, and preventing their animals from attacking humans and other animals. If a person’s pet does attack another human or animal, then that pet owner is responsible for the errant actions of their pet. Visits to see doctors, medication such as antibiotics and pain medication, and psychological treatment are all possible expenses survivors of animal attack survivors.
If you have been the victim of an animal attack and are going over the details of the event in an attempt to figure out who was responsible, let us stop you there. At Buckley Law Offices we have over thirty years of experience handling animal attack lawsuits. We have seen animal attacks of every sort, and we believe in holding pet owners accountable for the actions of their pets. Before you decide you are responsible for the animal attack, let an experienced animal attack lawyer review your case for free today.
If you were in the home or on the property of another individual and their animal attacked you, you may be eligible for compensation from the pet owners’ insurance policy after the homeowner submits a claim to their company. Unfortunately, it is in the insurance company’s best interest to hold onto their money, and they will usually use their nearly unlimited resources to give animal attack victims and survivors as little compensation as possible. Having an experienced animal attack lawyer on your team is critical to ensure you are receiving maximum possible compensation for your injuries and other damages suffered at the expense of another pet owner’s animal attack.
Whether or not the details of your animal attack seem simple, animal attack lawsuits are complicated and delicate affairs. If you or a loved one has been involved in an animal attack, let an experienced attorney at Buckley Law Offices help. At Buckley Law Offices, we can listen to the details of your animal attack and let you know whether or not there is cause to file a lawsuit against the pet owner. We believe in holding pet owners responsible, as it is the pet owner’s responsibility to take every and any action necessary to prevent their animal from attacking innocent bystanders and guests in their homes. Contact Buckley Law Offices at your earliest convenience and let us do the hard work of investigating the finer points of your case while you focus on recovery.