On behalf of Terence Gross of Gross & Schuster, P.A. posted in Dog Bites and Legal Questions on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Although most personal injury lawyers handle car wrecks, not every personal injury law firm focuses on dog bites or dog attacks.  At Gross and Schuster, we have handled many dog bite cases with great success.  Dog bites can be very damaging physically, as well as mentally, and the repercussions can be long lasting.

We have also had instances where the dog has led to an injury where there was actually no dog bite.  For instance, if a victim was riding a bicycle and was suddenly charged by an aggressive dog causing that person to topple from the bicycle and fracture an extremity, that would be a compensable action against the dog owner’s homeowners insurance.  Unlike car accidents, there isn’t any no-fault and many times bills are left outstanding due to the injured party having no insurance or high deductibles.

If a person is injured because of a dog bite or dog attack they should be checked out by a doctor of their choice immediately.  They should take pictures of any wounds or bruising as soon as possible.  Furthermore, the person should continue to periodically document injury as the wound heals.  Once medical attention has been sought contact a personal injury attorney with experience in handling dog bite cases.  The sooner an attorney is involved the sooner they will be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.  Our law firm offers free consultations on all injury cases.  Call us today at 850-434-3333 to schedule an appointment.