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Helping People Get the Compensation They Deserve

If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The dog's owner is responsible for ensuring the safety of their pet and preventing attacks, so they may be liable for your injuries. At Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC, we believe that no one should have to suffer because of a dog attack. We are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to recover, so you can focus on your recovery.

Our Madison dog bite lawyers have the knowledge and experience to take on complex dog bite cases. We know how to prove the dog owner's liability and get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, do not wait to seek legal help. Our team will fight for you and your rights.

Call (304) 362-7088or contact our Madison dog bite lawyer online today.

What Is Considered a "Dog Bite" Case?

A dog bite is legally defined as an attack that causes a person to suffer "serious physical injury." This means that you may be eligible for compensation if you have suffered any injuries, such as lacerations, broken bones, severe cuts, or dog bites that required surgery. If you have been bitten by a dog and have been treated by a doctor for any dog bite-related injuries, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.

Serious injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Torn muscles
  • Nerve damage
  • Dog bites to the face
  • Dog bites to the neck
  • Dog bites that require surgery

In addition to the dog bite itself, you may be able to file a claim if you have been injured by a dog in other ways. For example, if you have been injured by a dog that has escaped from its owner's property, you may be able to file a claim.

How We Can Help You

At Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC, we know how to build a strong case. We will work with you to gather evidence and build a compelling story that proves the dog owner's liability. We will also work to negotiate a settlement with the dog owner's insurance company. If negotiations are not possible, we are ready to take your case to court.

We can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent scarring
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Permanent disability

What You Should Do After a Dog Bite

After being bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be in shock. You may not know what to do and will likely be in pain. Along with having a lot of questions, you may not know where to go for help. If you have been bitten by a dog, you need to take immediate action to protect yourself and your legal rights. Our Madison dog bite lawyers are here to help you take that action.

You should do the following after a dog bite:

  • Go to the doctor as soon as possible
  • Call the police
  • File an insurance claim
  • Get the dog's owner's contact information
  • Talk to a lawyer

The most important thing you can do is see a doctor as soon as possible. If you are not taken to the doctor right away, you may be at risk for developing an infection. Even if you believe your injuries to be minor, it's important to seek medical attention. The police should also be called to the scene of the dog bite. They will be able to gather evidence that can be used in your case.

Call Our Madison Dog Bite Lawyers Today

There is nothing that our Madison, WV dog bite lawyers enjoy more than knowing that they have helped a client receive proper compensation after they suffered undue injury. If you have suffered a bite from a dog, you can depend on us to give you the fair, honest, and driven representation you deserve and require.

Call us at (304) 362-7088or contact us online today to learn more about your legal options. Our Madison dog bite lawyers are ready to fight for you.