Throughout America, there are nearly 5 million dog bites every year. Unfortunately, there are many quite serious injuries caused by dog attacks. “Man’s best friend” is not always everyone else’s friend. In fact, nearly one million dog bites a year require the victim to seek medical help. Dogs themselves, of course, cannot be blamed for what they do. The owner has to follow the law and keep their dog restrained so that it cannot attack anyone. Injuries caused by dogs include:
- Deep skin damage
- Loss of fingers
Children are high on the list of dog attack victims because they are active, noisy and behave unpredictably. This behavior often scares a dog, which causes it to attack the child. Our mail deliverers are common victims, as well, because they often pass through a dog’s territory. Owners have a responsibility to keep their dogs properly restrained and away from others.
After a Dog Bite Incident
When you have suffered a dog bite, it is very important to collect the evidence immediately. This includes the name and contact details of the owner and any photographs that might have been taken of the incident.
Under Portland law, you only need to have been bitten once in order to claim compensation for your injury. Also, you must have been legally on the property where the dog bite took place.
If a dog has attacked you or a loved one, it is important that you contact Portland Lawyer Jonathan M. Friedman immediately. When you contact us, we will compile a case against the owner of the dog and they will be required to pay some sort of compensation for the suffering you have endured.
If you have been injured by a dog bite and need an attorney, call The Law Offices of Jon Friedman today at (503) 242-1440 for a free consultation.