Dog Bite Attorney
Hikers, cross-country skiers and picnickers who take their dogs out in public owe a general duty of care to people who may come in contact with their dogs. Namely, dogs should be on leashes, under control of whoever is responsible for them. Attorneys at Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates have dogs and are well familiar with the safeguards that responsible dog owners should take.
Who Is Responsible?
Certain breeds of dogs, such as Rottweilers, German Shepherds, pit bulls and bulldogs have reputations for a supposed propensity to attack. However, almost any breed of dog can bite and injure people under the wrong circumstances. A child who pushes a dog over or a passerby who taunts a dog can trigger a biting incident. Even if the dog attack victim was at fault, the person who should have been controlling the dog may be held responsible for compensation of the injured person.
Consequences of serious dog bites may include:
- An immediate need for emergency medical care such as stitches
- Ongoing problems such as chronic pain and risk of infection
- Long-term effects such as scarring and psychological trauma
- Down-the-road expenses to come, such as plastic surgery
Especially in the case of a child dog bite victim, a plastic surgeon may advise that reconstruction surgery should take place at a later time — such as after a child’s facial structure has matured.
Compensation And Liability Investigation
A critical need, then, is to obtain an accurate dollar estimate of the overall financial losses. At Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates, this is what we do for accident victims. We use this information to build strong cases for compensation for the injured.
Our firm has the necessary resources to thoroughly investigate premises liability cases and other types of personal injury cases. One of our investigators is a former assistant police chief and chief deputy. His experience in examining police reports, interviewing witnesses and handling other elements of personal injury investigations can be put to good use in your Utah animal attack case.
Don’t Suffer In Silence
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury because of a dog bite in Utah, our attorneys can help you pursue maximum available compensation. Contact us today online or by telephone at (801) 475-8800 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Salt Lake metro area personal injury lawyer.