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Understanding Dog Bite Claims In Maryland

Being attacked by a dog is traumatizing for both the victim and the entire family. Dogs have powerful jaws that can tear flesh. Dog attack victims can suffer broken bones, emotional harm and even fatal injuries in an attack. Often, a neighbor’s dog may attack without warning. In other situations, an animal owner may be aware of the aggressive nature of a dog due to a previous event.

Maryland law concerning dog bites continues to evolve. The law used to give dogs and their owners essentially a free pass for a first-time bite. Today, a dog owner who is negligent can be held responsible for a first-time attack. If a dog has previously bitten a person, the law holds dog owners strictly liable for the harm the aggressive dog has caused.

WE UNDERSTAND HOW TRAUMATIC A DOG ATTACK CAN BE FOR YOU

At Lonnie M. Greenblatt, Attorney at Law, in Rockville, our lawyers understand the impact a dog attack or animal bite injury can have on the full lifestyles of our clients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that people of any age can suffer substantial injury in a dog bite. However, the CDC says that children, due to their size, and the elderly are the most vulnerable in a dog attack. The prospect of infection, the potential need for long-term medical care — including reconstructive surgery — and the emotional scars of being attacked are common concerns in this area of law.

Our lawyers care about helping victims and their families move forward after an animal attack. We look deep to find the proper sources of revenue from homeowners’ insurance policies or other sources to maximize compensation to cover the damages tied to a dog or other animal attack.

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To arrange a no-pressure consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney, send us an email or call 301-637-8272. We can arrange to meet you at our main office in Rockville, by appointment at our Frederick location, or at the hospital anywhere in Maryland. Our lawyers answer the phone 24 hours a day.

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