What to know about a dog bite and animal attack case

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Suffering a dog bite, or any animal attack, is always frightening. According to the Center’s for Disease Control, more than 4 million people per year in the US are bitten by dogs. Whether the resulting injuries are minor or severe, the Law Office of Shannon G. Starr, LLC understands how to handle these cases and will fight diligently for you.

In Indiana, all dog owners owe others the duty to act with reasonable care given their knowledge of their own pet. Generally, there is no liability for an owner of a domesticated dog that injuries someone else unless the dog is known to be dangerous, the owner negligently controlled the dog, or the dog is a breed that has dangerous propensities.

There are different injuries that may occur from a dog bite or animal attack. Those may include scarring, surgery, broken bones, rabies, infection, and psychological trauma.

Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and punitive damages.

The Law Office of Shannon G. Starr, LLC handles dog bite and animal attack cases. To learn more, contact Shannon at shannon@sgstarrlaw.com.

Disclaimer – The content of this article is intended to be general and informational in nature. It is advertising material and is not intended to be, nor is it, legal advice to or for any particular person, case or circumstance. Every situation is different and you should consult an attorney if you have any questions about your situation.