Dog / Animal Bite Lawyer, Shane O'Donnell
If you get bitten by a person’s animal or dog, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. It is the duty of the dog owner to protect you and others from harm that may be caused by their dog. If you have been injured with a dog bite, call us today. We can help.
Call the Law Offices of Shane O’Donnell today at (219) 213-2254 for a free initial consultation.
Every year, thousands of Americans are bitten by animals -- most often dogs. In many cases, a person bitten by an animal may have a legal right to recover damages from the animal's owner or another responsible party.
If An Animal Bites You
The first thing you should do if you are bitten by an animal is to seek medical attention immediately. If you are not treated, an animal bite can cause serious injury, infection, and even death if the animal was diseased.
Once you have been medically evaluated, you should also consider consulting a lawyer with experience in animal bite cases. An attorney will be able to tell you whether you have a legal claim, and what damages you may be able to recover.
A dog attack can cause lacerations, punctures, crush injuries, nerve damage, sprain and strain of muscles, infection and emotional distress.
Types of bodily injuries
Treatment for bodily injuries
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Fear of dogs and the outdoors
What parents should watch out for
Emotional injuries in children
Social effects of a disfiguring injury
Treatment for emotional and social injuries
We work extremely hard to provide you with the experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated representation you deserve to achieve the best possible compensation for your dog bite injury case.
We pride ourselves on keeping you fully informed at every stage of your case.
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5 Steps in handling your personal injury case
The extent of your injuries or of others is very hard to diagnose at the time of your incident. Serious injuries may or may not result in immediate pain or discomfort. Call 911 or emergency services after any serious accident or injury.
Get immediate medical care
#1. The extent of your injuries or of others is very hard to diagnose at the time of your incident. Serious injuries may or may not result in immediate pain or discomfort. Call 911 or emergency services after any serious accident or injury.
Do not make any conclusive statements
#2. At the time or your accident or injury it is common try to analyze your injuries or all the circumstances of the accident. In most cases, this should not be done during the stressful aftermath of an accident. If other parties make statements make note of their comments. Do not sign documents or make statements to an insurance adjuster.
Cooperate with emergency authorities
#3. Cooperate with medical care and law enforcement authorities. Provide requested motor vehicle, insurance or personal ID information. Capture pictures (via cell phone) of important details of your accident (by an uninjured party).
Contact an attorney to review your injury case
#4. Each personal injury case has unique circumstances which can only be addressed from an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney. Contact an attorney for a confidential consultation as soon as possible.
#5. Medical injuries can take time to fully diagnose. One painful injury can mask a completely different and more serious injury. If you experience any medical issues after your incident contact a medical professional immediately. Keep all incident and medical records for your attorney's review.
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