Dog Bite Lawyers in Pikesville, MD Assisting Those Who Have Been Injured by Dog Bites
Dog bites, no matter how big or small, have the potential to become infected and cause serious complications. Obviously, the bigger the dog, the greater chance you have of sustaining a more serious injury. Along with a physical injury, there is always the emotional trauma that normally accompanies a dog bite.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Alex Poberesky, P.A understand how traumatic a dog bite can be, especially if the dog bite was sustained by a young child. Contact our law office today at (410) 484-0400 and schedule a free case review. We can examine your case and help you make a determination on how to best move forward.
How Can I Prove a Dog Bite Case?
In Maryland, if a dog bites an individual, then the bite itself creates a rebuttable presumption under the law that the owner knew that the dog was dangerous. In legal terms, a rebuttable presumption is when something is believed to be true, but the other party has the legal option to try to prove that it is not true. Therefore, if a dog bites you in Maryland, the dog owner is legally presumed to know that their dog is dangerous. This can actually be greatly beneficial to your case.
There are two options available in relation to dog bites:
- Strict liability refers to when no type of negligence or fault must be proven. If the owner allowed their dog to run at large, then you have the option to sue them based solely on the basis of strict liability. If the dog was at large and you were not trespassing or provoking the dog, the owner will be held accountable and be required to compensate you for the injuries you have sustained.
- Negligence is when the animal in question is not running at large, such as being on a lead or leash, but you are bitten anyway. The lawyer will have the burden of proving the owner was indeed negligent. A skilled attorney would have to prove that the owner was negligent in their duty to keep you from being bitten and that your injuries are severe enough to demand compensation.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me With a Dog Bite Case?
As with every aspect of the legal system, dog bite cases can be exceedingly difficult to manage without an attorney who understands how the various laws regarding these types of injuries are managed. We can assist you with filing paperwork, gathering the statements of potential witnesses, and any other tasks that may be necessary. Contact the Law Office of Alex Poberesky, P.A at (410) 484-0400 and schedule a free initial consultation. We look forward to serving you.