Hensley Legal Group Is Here for Victims of Dog Bites
John Hensley and his team of Indiana personal injury lawyers have experience with dog attack cases. Our attorneys can help in several ways by:
- Assessing your case based on Indiana dog bite liability laws
- Conducting an investigation and interviewing witnesses to track down the owner of the dog that attacked you
- Consulting with medical experts to get a fair estimate of your future medical expenses
- Handling negotiations with insurance companies
Dog bites shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially if there are signs of infection, such as:
In some cases, infected dog bites can even lead to death. The first thing you should do after a dog bite is seek medical treatment. Once you’ve received medical treatment, you can turn your attention toward seeking legal representation for your case.
Protecting People (and Dogs) from Irresponsible Pet Owners
Like most people, many of us at Hensley Legal Group are dog lovers. Multiple people in our office have adopted or rescued various animals. We simply have hearts for anyone who has been neglected, abused, or injured — including puppies.
So how do we leave our dogs at home, come into work in the morning, and handle dog bite cases? It’s simple: We know that dogs have little control over their environment and the way they’re treated. We know the responsibility to keep friends and family safe when interacting with a dog lies with the owner, not the dog itself.
We’ve all pet puppies who like to play-bite, but a real dog bite injury can lead to serious consequences. If you’ve suffered from a dog attack, you may have to worry about rabies or infection. That’s not to mention the psychological toll of experiencing man’s best friend becoming a foe.
Owners of animals, especially troubled animals, have a legal responsibility to contain their pet in a safe, humane way. That responsibility extends to neighbors, post office workers, and anyone else on or near their property.
If you’ve suffered from a dog bite, Hensley Legal Group can help.
The Trauma of a Dog Bite Attack
Dog attacks can have long-lasting effects on your life. At Hensley Legal Group, we will take your injuries seriously and discuss your case with you gently. In some cases, a dog attack can lead to:
- Disfiguring scars
- Nerve damage
- Puncture wounds
- Abrasions and lacerations
- Rabies, sepsis, or tetanus (caused by an infected dog bite)
- Crushed bones
- Ripped tendons
- Limb amputation
- Avulsion and tissue loss
Beyond physical injuries, you may also have to grapple with emotional pain and suffering. The injuries and losses you have suffered are called damages. You should receive compensation for all of your damages if a negligent owner failed to protect you or your child from their unsafe dog. Other damages you may be entitled to include:
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Emotional counseling
- Future medical expenses
Dogs are perhaps the most famous animal attackers, but other animal-inflicted injuries can be equally serious. Whether you’ve been injured by a dog, a cat, or any other animal, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages.