If you were injured by a dog bite because of a dog owner’s negligence, it is important to note Maryland’s dog bite protection laws. Continue reading and reach out to our firm today. Our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that you and your future are protected.
What are my options after a dog bite injury in Maryland?
Unfortunately, dog bite injuries are serious and common. The United States records close to five million dog bites each year. Not all dog bites are severe, nevertheless, more than 800,000 require medical attention and hospitalization. If you were attacked and bitten by a dog, you may be qualified to receive financial compensation for your injuries and burdens sustained as a result of your injuries. Keep on reading to learn more about Maryland’s dog bite laws and retain the services of a knowledgable and experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to decide whether or not you should pursue legal action.
What is Maryland’s dog bite laws?
Maryland has strict dog bite laws to protect the victims of dog attacks. Maryland’s Dog Bite Law. Code of Maryland section 3-1901 states that “the owner of a dog is liable for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog when the dog is running at large.” It is critical to note the caveat in this statute, however, which states that an owner is not responsible if the person was injured while trespassing or attempting to trespass on the owner’s property.
If you got bitten by a dog and needed to seek medical attention, the dog owner could be liable for your medical bills. Additionally, if the owner is believed to be entirely at fault, he or she is also accountable for any other expenses or lost wages that could have happened as a result of the injury.
Most dog bite claims are paid by the dog owners’ homeowners insurance policy. If the dog owner fails to file a claim with their insurance company, it is imperative that you reach out to our firm today.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you will need to reach out to a skilled Maryland personal injury attorney that can assist you in filing your claim. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you need.
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At McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P., our legal team has a strong focus on litigation that seeks just and fair compensation for victims of another party’s negligence. If you need a Prince George’s County personal injury lawyer that handles cases in Maryland, Washington D.C., or Virginia, our firm has the resources and knowledge needed to take a case as far as necessary, including to the U.S. Supreme Court. If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact us today.