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Vicious Dog Attack
Have you or a loved one recently been attacked by an out of control dog? Were your injuries the result of a dog owner’s inability to properly look after their pet? If so, you undoubtedly have a number of questions on your mind, such as:
- How am I going to pay for these medical bills?
- Who is responsible for my damages?
- Will I ever get over this attack?
- Do I have any legal options?
Common Damages for Injured Victims
First, know that you are not alone in this fight and the Law Office of Rick D. Banks is prepared to help you in every way possible. We understand and appreciate what you have experienced. Unlike other personal injury cases, dog bites take on a far more personal and terrifying aspect: there is something actually attacking you. There is an emotional and mental trauma that accompanies such incidents, sometimes lasting long after the physical scars have faded. Even the smallest of dogs can have a lasting impact on a grown adult. But with proper counsel from the Law Office of Rick D. Banks you stand an excellent chance of collecting compensation from the at-fault owner. Some of the more common damages awarded to dog bite victims include:
- Emergency room treatment
- Overnight hospital care
- Doctor’s visits
- Therapeutic services
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
But it is up to you to make the first move. Call the Law Office of Rick D. Banks at (559) 222-4891 and schedule an appointment to review your case and discuss your rights. Dog bite attacks and the personal injury claims associated with them require swift action. The longer you take to seek legal counsel the harder it will be to collect evidence, secure key witness testimony and sort out official reports. Speak with one of our Fresno personal injury lawyers today and get the help you need, before time runs out.
Steps to Take Following a Dog Bite in Fresno
The minutes after being bitten by a dog are simultaneously both the most horrifying, and the most important. What you do shortly thereafter can greatly impact the strength of your case. First, it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately. Of course, if the attack warrants emergency attention, this maybe a foregone conclusion. However all dog bites, even from the smallest animal, carry the risk of disease and infection. Regardless of how insignificant the bite may be seem, seeing a medical professional can head off any long-term trouble.
Secondly, you should contact your local animal control officer or the police department. Filing a report will put the dog and the dog’s owner on record, if they are not already. Additionally anything they uncover in the ensuing investigation could help bolster your case at a later date. Finally, try to collect as much information immediately after the attack as possible. Photos, videos, phone numbers and any physical evidence could be of enormous help to your claim, along with any witnesses statements and official documentation you receive.
Make The Call
Once you’ve had a chance to speak with authorities and receive proper medical attention, contact the Law Office of Rick D. Banks to discuss your legal rights in a free case consultation. Call (559) 222-4891 or submit your information in the form to the left and a representative will contact you shortly.