A claim for a dog bite injury is different from other states because, regardless of the dog’s history or the owner’s knowledge of the dog’s history the owner is liable for any damages from a dog bite.
To recover for a dog bite, you need to prove that the dog was the owner’s dog, you were bitten in a public place or lawfully in a private place, and that you suffered damages. If a dog bites you on private property you need to show you were there lawfully. To lawfully be on private property means you were complying with some sort of law such as a postal carrier who delivers mail. You are also legally on private property if you are invited either explicitly or implicitly.
Finally, you have to show what your damages are. This includes damages such as lost wages due to the accident, pain and suffering, loss of sexual relations, and bills you incurred as a result of the accident such as medical costs. Generally, the damages you have sustained from a dog bite would be the medical costs and possibly some pain and suffering.
We can provide excellent guidance on what the best way forward is for your case and we can help you achieve results that will compensate you for your injury.