Injuries incurred from a dog bite injury can often be accompanied by hefty medical bills. When it is known who the dog owner is, a dog bite injury attorney is able to file a claim against the dog owner to cover the medical bills. However, when the dog is a stray who is responsible? If you are attacked by a stray dog, is anyone held responsible?
City Animal Control
Though rare, sometimes a person bitten by a stray dog can look to the city as liable. The city is responsible for animal control. If the dog was picked up by animal control and then escaped, the city could then be held accountable for the dog bite. These circumstances are very rare. Please be aware that when you are bitten by a stray it is likely that no one will be held accountable and you will be responsible to pay your own medical bills.
If you have been attacked by a stray dog, first get to safety and then call emergency personnel to receive help with your injuries. Be sure to also contact animal control so the dog will be prevented from harming anyone else.
Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
Since a stray dog does not have an owner to hold responsible for the injuries of a dog bite, there is not much an attorney can do for your case. However, if you do know the owner of a dog that has bitten you call the personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Dog owners are to be held liable for the actions of their dogs. When a dog owner is negligent to protect a vicious animal from others, they should be held accountable for any injuries incurred by the dog. Contact the law office of Harvard law grad Mat Parke today for a free consultation regarding your dog bite case. Call (208) 322-7274.
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