Arkansas Dog Bite Attorney
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A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that over 4.7 million Americans sustain dog bite injuries every year. Of those, almost 800,000 require medical attention and 368,000 are treated in an emergency room. Many dog bite injuries are sustained by children. Depending on the size and strength of the dog, a bite can sever a finger, damage facial nerves, penetrate body organs, cause infection, and all can cause serious emotional trauma.
Hire Caddell Reynolds to Handle Your Dog Bite Case
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a dog attack call the experienced Arkansas dog bite lawyers at Caddell Reynolds for help at 800-671-4100. When you call, you will speak with one of our top Arkansas injury attorneys absolutely FREE. We will determine if you are entitled to a recovery to pay for your medical bills and other damages.
At Caddell Reynolds, there is never an attorney’s fee due up front. In fact, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. Call Caddell Reynolds, Arkansas’ leading personal injury law firm. We have offices conveniently located throughout Arkansas to better serve you.
We offer free phone consultations. Free office consultations. Free home & hospital appointments. And if you cannot get to us, we can come to you. We want to make it as easy as possible for you, so call us and ask any questions about your serious accident, injury or disability claim.
Understanding Why a Dog Would Attack
There are many reasons why a dog would attack another person:
- A change in a dog’s temperament due to sickness or disease
- Improper discipline could cause a dog to attack
- Never try to take a dogs food away or bone if they are eating
- A hectic environment could cause a dog to become nervous and lash out
- If a dog becomes frightened or nervous they may attack
- If a dog suffers severe neglect they may become aggressive
Time Limits on Arkansas Dog Bite Claims
If you are seriously injured by a dog bite or other type of animal attack, Arkansas has a “statute of limitations” on filing a claim. A dog bite injury claim should be filed within three years of the date of injury. The injuries from a dog bite or animal attack can be severe and life-altering.
When someone is seriously injured in a dog attack, the responsibility is usually the dog owners. Dog bite injuries can range from broken and fractured bones to significant scarring. It is not uncommon for the victim to be left with such great physical injuries that plastic surgery is required. However, even that may not fully repair the damage.
What Should You Do After a Dog Attack?
The first thing to do after a dog attack is to seek medical attention for the injured party. Depending on the severity of the attack, a child or adult may require plastic surgery. Especially if the wounds are facial, a plastic surgeon will know how to best repair the injury.
If you can, take pictures of the dog, the dog’s owner, and the wound before and after medical attention. Try to get the dog owners information, including if the dog was up-to-date with its shots. Try to get any witness statements. With a cell phone, it is easy to document an incident by taking photos and video.
Do not make any statements about the dog attack to anyone other than the police. It is important to hire an experienced Arkansas dog bite attorney to handle your case. Always wait to speak with your lawyer before speaking with anyone else about your situation.
If you have been injured in an attack by a dog contact Caddell Reynolds to speak with one of our experienced Arkansas serious injury attorneys for free. You may have the right to compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Call Caddell Reynolds Injury Law for a Free Legal Consultation at 800-671-4100, or contact us by filling out the Free Consultation Form below.