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Dog bites go much further than broken bones or scarring. The emotional trauma of a dog bite can last a lifetime.
If you've been bitten or attacked by a dog, you understand that the pain and scarring from the bite is only the beginning of the harm caused. Every time a dog barks growls or comes running towards you, the terror of the original attack is relieved. If you are ever attacked, consider consulting with a lawyer who has specialized in helping dog bite victims. At Forsythe Law we help determine if you are entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills, emotional trauma, and other harms and losses.
Over the past twenty (20) years, I have handled numerous canine attack cases with an outstanding success rate. Forsythe Law has the knowledge and experience it takes to represent clients and help them obtain fair and full compensation for their losses, injuries, and trauma.
What should I do if attached?
Most people are ill prepared to address a dog attack. If you have questions, please call us for a Free Dog Bite Case Evaluation and Consultation. We are here to help. We will provide you with a free case evaluation, giving you the chance to discuss your dog bite case with no obligation.
If attacked, it is important to gather some basic information to document your claim. Here are some of the things needed:
The Dog Owner: To take any action to protect your legal rights, you will have to determine the name and address of the dog owner. This information is vital to determine who is legally responsible for the attack and if there is any insurance available.
Dog’s Name: It is important to obtain the name of the dog that attacked you and to learn as much as possible about the dog’s past. Typically, dog attacks are not isolated events. Vicious animals have a history of attacking people and/or other animals. Learn as much as you can about the dog’s history.
Police/Incident Report: Obtain a copy of the police or incident report. If there is no report, it is important to contact the local authorities to document the attack.
Pictures: Pictures are vitally important in any dog bite case. Consider obtaining pictures of the dog, the owner, the location of the attack, and your injuries.
Witness Information: If anyone saw the attack or has experience with the subject dog, gather their name, address, telephone number, and other contact information as soon as you can.
At Forsythe Law, we have the legal experience and medical contacts to help you with all aspects of your dog bite case.
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