If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance where your dog has bitten another person, you can quickly be left in a panic and wondering what exactly you should do. To protect yourself, as well as your dog, it is essential that you get legal help from an attorney who specializes in dog bite accidents, but there are several things that you should do immediately.
5 Important Steps After an Animal Attack
In Utah, dog owners are ‘strictly liable’ for any injuries caused by their animal – meaning that regardless of the animal’s past behavior, you are responsible for any personal injury caused by your dog. However, in Idaho there is the ‘one bite rule’ which means animal owners can be held liable for injuries if the injured party can show that the owner ‘should have known’ that the animal was dangerous. While laws do vary from state to state, the following conditions typically apply in dog bite cases.
Remember, the victim may decide to file a civil suit against you and/or press charges and in either event, you should immediately hire an experienced dog bite lawyer. Attorney David L. Morgan knows the laws and loves pets of all shapes and sizes and if your dog injured an individual or another animal, he will work tirelessly to protect both you and your beloved pet. Contact the Morgan Law Firm for a free initial consultation and find out how we can help.