Animal & Dog Bites
In 2001, an estimated 368,245 persons sought treatment in U.S. hospital EDs for nonfatal dog bites. Approximately 12 deaths occur a year from dog bites. Unfortunately, 57% of those were children under age 10. In all, dogs bite more than 4.7 million people in the United States on an annual basis. Owners of dogs, not the breed or the individual dogs, hold responsibility for bites.
If you live in Maine or are a resident of Maine visiting anywhere in the United States who suffered injuries from an animal bite or attacked, you must know your legal rights. Our lawyers are familiar with laws about dog bites, leash law violations, animal waste, trespassing, pet harassment, and standard pet owner’s liabilities and responsibilities.
Your ability to recover compensation depends on where you suffered the bite or attack. Laws concerning animal and dog bites vary between states, counties, and cities. We can assist you in determining your rights under these various laws. We help with insurance claims and requests for compensation.