Dogs are normally helpful and friendly creatures that are very lovable and playful. But sometimes, they can be triggered and agitated, or even aggressive,  and can bite you. 

The injury you receive from a dog bite may not be a serious wound, but even so, there is always some risk of infection or other complications. . If the injury is a serious one, a  doctor might suggest surgery and physical therapy. Though it is not common, there is also always at least some fear of rabies. One way or the other, the medical bills from a dig bite can really be a burden on the victim. 

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Of course, you will need to know how to go about it , so it is important to find a  top personal injury lawyer to get proper advice and follow the right procedures.

What Do You Need To Know If You’ve Been Bitten By A Stray Dog?

Stray dogs are without an owner to hold liable in the case of dog bite injuries. . Only if the owner or keeper can be identified do you have any legal recourse. 

If the dog has an owner, it can be held responsible for the injury. However, the responsible party can also be someone who feeds the dog on a daily basis or shelters it, and not necessarily the owner. 

The victim can file a case if an owner or keeper is found. However, the chance of winning a case depends on the circumstances that led to the bite. For example, if the person who was bit was provoking the dog, they are unlikely to win the case. 

In some cases,  the court can determine to hold the city liable if there was some kind of negligence that led to the incident. However, that is rare in the case of dog bites. The reason is that it is normally considered unreasonable to expect the government to catch all stray dogs. 

In any dog bite case, it is important to build a strong case to hold the dog owner accountable and win the case. Otherwise, the victim will have to pay for the cost of medical care on their own.  For that reason, the help of a personal injury lawyer can be very important.

Getting Legal Help 

Finding a lawyer to help you with your case can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the legal system. However, by keeping a few key factors in mind, you can be sure to find a lawyer who will represent your best interests and help you get the compensation you deserve. 

By considering the lawyer’s experience, track record, communication skills, availability, fees, and reputation, you can find a lawyer who will represent your best interests and help you get fair compensation. Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable and confident with the lawyer you choose to represent you. You can get high-quality representation with the experienced lawyers at Swartz Law Firm for your case to hold the dog owner liable for your injuries. 

When it comes to dog bite injuries, the state of Massachusetts has a strict liability policy in place. Therefore, you can get compensated for all the harm caused by an unprovoked dog bite. 

Finding a  top personal injury lawyer requires research and due diligence, but it doesn’t have to be terribly difficult. At  Swartz Law Firm we are ready  to put our expertise and experience to work to help you with your personal injury case 

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About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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