Dog Bite Injuries in Maryland | What to Know

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Dog bite injuries are serious. If you are a victim, you will want to understand your rights and legal options. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled Prince George’s County dog bite lawyer today. We are here to help.

Who can be held responsible for a dog bite injury in Maryland?

Keep in mind that all states have their own laws concerning dog attack liability. Because of that, in Maryland, most of the time, when an unprovoked dog attacks a person, the dog owner is believed to be the liable party. If you can demonstrate that the dog was either on a leash while on public property, or that the dog attacked you when you were lawfully on the owner’s property and that the dog owner was negligent, you should obtain financial compensation. The best way to do so is by demonstrating that the dog owner knew that his or her dog had a history of violence. You should also recognize that if you were attacked by a dog in a public place because the dog owner failed to keep possession of his or her dog, (for example, the dog was unleashed in public), you will likely be entitled to financial compensation.

With all of that being said, you will want to note that not every time someone is attacked by a dog is grounds for a personal injury claim. For instance, if the dog owner can prove that you instigated the attack either by trespassing on his or her property or by antagonizing the dog in a certain manner, you may not be eligible to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Our legal team is ready to evaluate your case and decide whether you have a viable personal injury claim.

What injuries can be sustained from a dog bite?

Dog attacks are understood to cause some particularly severe injuries. Frequently, these injuries entail expensive medical treatment that people cannot afford by themselves, which is why they seek financial compensation through personal injury claims. Some of the most common dog attack injuries that our firm sees include the following:

  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limb

If you are facing any of the above-mentioned injuries, do not wait to reach out to our Prince George’s County personal injury attorney today to discuss your legal options.

Contact Our Firm

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.

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