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Protecting the Victims of Animal Attacks in Polk County

The companionship of a domestic dog—or any pet—is an experience that many families enjoy throughout the country. While very loving and comforting to the family, many of these pets see their role as the protector of the family and what it perceives to be their territory. It is also important to understand that every type of dog still has instincts which have been a part of their DNA from the inception of their breed.

Therefore, dog owners, as well as owners of any other domestic or exotic pets, have a legal responsibility to ensure that their animal does not endanger the safety of the public through their actions. This even extends to situations outside of the owners home—for example, when the pet is allowed to roam free in the backyard, when the pet is being taken on a walk, or even when the pet is let loose in a public space.

Unfortunately, not all pet owners take this responsibility to heart. In fact, a 2008 study by the Insurance Journal reported that dog bite claims accounted for one third of all homeowner’s insurance claims.

Have you or a loved one been bitten? Contact my firm today!

The severity and types of injuries sustained in a dog bite or animal attack may vary from a superficial scratch, to puncture wounds, to extensive ligament, cartilage, bone, muscle, or artery damage. In more server attacks, the bite may result in the loss of life. It is therefore critical that victims understand their rights, which includes a right to financial compensation. Depending on several factors, victims and their families may be able to seek compensation for injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and more.

My Polk County personal injury law firm can help. With more than 20 years of legal experience, I pride myself on providing legal representation that is of high quality and rooted in professionalism. Should you choose to work with my firm, you can be confident knowing that you have someone in your corner who is fully invested in the outcome of your case and determined to help you recover fair compensation.

To take the first step in your case, do not hesitate to contact Advocate Law Firm, P.A.

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