Indiana Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
If you were bitten by a dog, Boulton Law Group wants to hear your story. Led by personal injury attorney Matt Boulton, our firm has years of experience with these cases here in Brownsburg, Avon and throughout Indiana.
Indiana Dog Bite Laws And Your Rights
Some believe that Indiana law takes a lenient approach toward dog bites. The law is sometimes incorrectly interpreted to mean that a dog gets “one free bite” before the owner can be held responsible. This is incorrect!
Actually, Indiana law, in general, does not view dogs as a threat to people. However, a dog owner can be held responsible for a dog bite victim’s injuries if they knew or had reason to believe the animal may bite or display aggressive behavior, or if the owner failed to use reasonable care.
The breed of a dog, as well as its past behavior, are both important factors in determining the resposable.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
We have witnessed patterns emerge throughout our years of handling these cases. The most common injury types have included:
- Facial and head lacerations, often involving the lips, nose and cheek area
- Lacerations to the hands, arms, ankles, legs, neck, and throat
- Eye injuries
- Permanent scarring
Why You Need A Lawyer On Your Side
An experienced lawyer is critical to the proper handling of your dog bite case for several reasons; however, none are more important than the following:
With this in mind, the insurance company will do whatever it can to limit their exposure. This means they will want you to give recorded statements, sign documents, send them pictures of your injuries and perhaps visit with you. Do not give permission or follow through with any of these items. Choosing to cooperate with them can cost you your entire claim.
Future care: Many of the dog bite injuries we have encountered require long-term care and potentially plastic surgery. (In fact, children who suffer serious injuries may require corrective surgery well into their teens, as a doctor will want them to fully develop before he or she can best assess how to correct the scarred areas.) A lawyer like attorney Boulton will ensure that you do not feel rushed to settle before we know the full extent of your injuries.
Case strategy: The liability in these cases is almost always hotly contested, and that is because there will be general speculation about what caused the animal to bite. The insurance company and the dog’s owner may suggest that the victim did something to scare the animal or was agitating it. A skilled lawyer will know how to refute these claims.
The importance of having an experienced Brownsburg dog bite injury lawyer will be critical to the outcome of your case.
Talk To An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Boulton Law Group, LLC, wants to hear your story. We want to make a difference for you during a difficult time. Quite simply, being able to help people is the reason we do this type of work.
We do not charge for consultations.
Have a single question about your dog bite case? Just give us a call and attorney Boulton will give you guidance. You will never be charged to hire us or have to pay anything while your case is ongoing.
You can reach attorney Boulton by dialing 317-350-2680, or you can write to us with the details of your story by using our free contact form.
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