Animal & Dog Bites
In 2001, an estimated 368,245 persons were treated in U.S. hospital EDs for nonfatal dog bite injuries. Approximately 12 deaths occur a year from dog bites; unfortunately, 57% of those are under 10 years of age. In all, more than 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs on an annual basis.
Owners of dogs, not the breed or the individual dogs, are responsible when bites or attacks occur. If you live in Maine or are a resident of Maine who was visiting anywhere in the United States and have suffered injuries after being bitten or attacked by a dog or another animal, it is important to know your legal rights.
Our lawyers at LLO are familiar with laws pertaining to dog bites, leash law violations, animal waste/trespass, pet harassment and standard pet-owner's liabilities and responsibilities under the law (negligence).
Your ability to recover compensation depends on where you were bitten or attacked, as laws concerning animal and dog bites can vary between states, counties and cities. We can assist you in determining your rights under these various laws, as well as help with insurance claims and requests for compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured or attacked by an animal or dog, contact us online or call us at 207. 947.4LAW (4529) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.