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Indianapolis Dog Bite Attorney

Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, half of these are children, according to the Center for Disease Control. One in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention. 

And, yes, even though it’s sometimes considered amusing – when a dog chases the mailman – it is still a real issue. Nationwide, 5,581 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs last year. 

Have you or your child been injured by a dog? Call me today

Have you or your child been injured by a dog? Dog bite victims may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, medical bills, long-term emotional problems, plastic surgery, and other physical injuries. 

I am knowledgeable in this area of law. Frequently owners of the dog will try to blame the victim who is an innocent child, guest, or jogger, that did no wrong. Also, they may ask you to sign papers stating they will pay your medical bills, which also releases them from any liability for your pain and suffering and other damages.

Victims of dog bites are sometimes reluctant to bring claims if they have an ongoing relationship with the dog’s owner. Please be assured that as long as there is adequate insurance coverage the owner will not have to compensate you personally. Insurance coverage can come from many sources, depending on the situation, and an attorney will be able to determine this for you. 

If insurance coverage is determined to be insufficient, my office would not require you to seek recovery personally from the dog’s owner.

Important Tips for Dog Bite Victims

  • Obtain medical treatment immediately.
  • Report the dog bite to animal control for your area and/or the police department. Keep a record of whom you reported it to and when.
  • Take photographs of the injuries.
  • Do not sign any papers without consulting an attorney.

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog and you have questions about giving a statement to a claims adjuster, documents you are being asked to sign or payment of medical bills, an Indianapolis dog bite attorney can help.

A FREE consultation can provide you with peace of mind. The Fountain Law Firm will personally ensure you understand your rights and the legal consequences of your decisions. I am always personally available to meet with people I represent. There’s never a fee until your case is settled. I am committed to obtaining the best possible settlement for you. Call the Fountain Law Firm today.

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