Under Vermont law, pet owners can be held liable for their dog’s behavior. This means that if a dog bites you, under the right circumstances, the owner is liable for compensating you for medical bills, lost earnings and other financial losses, and pain and suffering. In cases of gross negligence on the part of the dog owner, you may be able to obtain significant punitive damages as well.
If you have been the victim of a dog bite please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams at (802) 658-9411 for a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
WORKING WITH THE RIGHT LAWYER IS CRUCIAL IN CANINE OR PET INJURY CASES
If you, a loved one, or a friend has suffered a dog bite, don’t assume that everything will be okay. Dog bites can cause long-term medical damage and emotional trauma, particularly among children.
Talk to an experienced Vermont personal injury attorney at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams to discuss your case.
We offer a free consultation and handle dog bite cases on a contingency basis. If we can’t help you obtain money from the dog owner’s insurance company, you won’t pay us anything.
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY HANDLE DOG BITE INJURY CLAIMS IN VERMONT
Gather the names and contact information from all available witnesses.
Go to a doctor and get your injuries evaluated. Dog bites often take days or weeks to become infected or turn into a serious medical problem.
Don’t negotiate a private settlement on your own.
You won’t know the full extent of your injuries until you have attained maximum medical recovery.
Many dog bites are from animals large or small that are owned by neighbors, friends or relatives.
In most cases, the settlement will come from the Dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance.
Our Vermont dog bite injury lawyers will handle your case with compassion and discreetness, seeking every available dollar from available insurance sources.
Don’t let your dog bite injury cost you twice. Having the right lawyer at your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim.
ALL DOGS CAN BITE, BIG OR SMALL!
Never assume that because a dog is small, his propensity to bite is lessened, or that small dog bites result in less injury than those from a large dog.
Any animal bite has the potential to cause physical damage, such as scarring, nerve damage or dangerous infection.
And a dog bite can cause significant emotional and mental trauma to the victim, both children and adults.
Most bites involving small dogs occur in the home or place that’s familiar to the victim.
Bites from small size dogs can include favorite breeds like:
• Jack Russell Terriers
• Cocker Spaniels
If you’ve been injured by a small dog, you have the same rights as a victim of a large dog attack.
Contact the experienced Vermont personal injury attorneys at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams at (802) 658-9411