Options for Animal Attack Victims
While animal attacks are fairly rare among serious nationwide personal injury accidents, there are still thousands of animal attack injuries reported every year. Thankfully, many are not fatal; however, most do result in injuries that leave victims with serious physical injuries that often generate high medical costs that families cannot pay. In cases such as these, where you have been injured and a domesticated animal is responsible for the injury, you may be able to hold its owner financially responsible for your injuries.
What Can You Do?
When people are attacked by a domesticated animal, they are often so overwhelmed with the situation that they fail to take the legal action which may be available to them. If you are attacked by an animal, you may have options for obtaining compensation. You should:
- Obtain insurance information from the owner of the animal
- Document your injury and medical expenses
- Consult with a personal injury attorney
- File a claim for compensation
Taking appropriate action if you are attacked by an animal will give you the chance of getting the financial compensation you need. The worst thing an animal attack victim can do is take responsibility for his or her own injury costs without exploring options for holding an irresponsible pet owner accountable.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury because of an animal attack, call an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney at [firm-name], today by calling [phone-number].