How to Sue a Dog Owner For a Dog Bite in Maryland
April 20th, 2020
Most of us are dog lovers, for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, there are situations where people come in contact with violent dogs. This is often traumatic, and if you were attacked by a dog, you most likely now require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Here are some of the questions you may have about the claims process ahead:
Can I sue someone if their dog bit me?Most states have specific statutes relating to injuries sustained as a result of dog attacks. In Maryland, if you were bitten by a dog, the dog owner is usually the one responsible. If, for example, you were on the owner's property legally and the dog unexpectedly bit you, you can most likely sue. Additionally, if you were attacked by a dog in public that was unleashed, you may also have a valid lawsuit. However, if the dog owner can prove that you provoked the attack in some way, such as by teasing the dog, trespassing on the dog owner's property or otherwise, you may not have a valid lawsuit. No matter your circumstances, if you believe you were wrongly attacked by a dog, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Furthermore, you should understand that if you wish to file a personal injury claim, you must do so within the state of Maryland's statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of the attack to take legal action. That being said, it is always best to file a lawsuit sooner, rather than later. If you wait any longer than three years to sue, you will most likely be barred from doing so. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for your right to a swift recovery today.
Contact our experienced Maryland firmHere at the Ruben Law Firm, we understand how much your legal situation means to you. That is why we pledge to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve, every step of the way. Our firm is more than happy to assist you through matters of personal injury law, bankruptcy, family law, criminal defense, and estate planning. Attorney Ruben has helped clients achieve favorable results in a wide array of legal matters for years, and he is ready to do the same for you. Simply contact the Ruben Law Firm today.
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