The Physical and Emotional Damage of a Dog Bite Attack
The initial shock and sheer terror of a dog attack is nothing compared to the long-term scarring and emotional trauma a victim suffers. Owning a dog is a responsibility. As much as the dog needs care, children and other passers-by are entitled to a safe walk or bicycle ride down the street. If you have suffered the effects of a dog bite, contact a Davenport dog bite attorney at Leddin Law Firm, P.C.
An unleashed or unsupervised dog can cause serious injury. Our job is to hold the negligent pet owner responsible. Contact our Davenport office at 563-441-1616.
When a Dog Bites You, the Owner Is Responsible
Strict liability governs dog bite claims in the state of Iowa. Simply put, if a dog bites you, the owner is liable for the damages you have suffered. However, you still need the help of an experienced attorney. Dealing with the opposing side’s insurance company will only get you a settlement that does not come close to reflecting the trauma you suffered. You want to maximize your damages. That is where we come in to help.
Helping Children and Adults Deal With the Effects of a Dog Bite
At the Leddin Law Firm, we advocate for children and adults who were innocently walking by or standing near a dog, only to be attacked by the animal. A child could be emotionally traumatized. A dog lover can turn phobic and be forced to deal with the physical scarring as well.
Our job is to handle the legal aspects of your claim while you work on recovering from the tragic event.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding an animal attack, please contact us.