Dog Bite Injuries

Suffering any dog bite, or any animal attack, is always frightening. Whether the resulting physical injury is minor or severe, the emotional trauma is likely to be significant, especially for a child. The Indianapolis dog bite attorneys of Poynter & Bucheri understand how to handle these cases. We ensure that owners are held accountable and that you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.

In 2006, more than 31,000 dog bite victims had to undergo costly reconstructive surgery. Yet, in most cases, the criminal penalties for having a vicious dog are relatively minor. At the least, Indiana Criminal Code defines unprovoked dog attacks as a Class C misdemeanor.

COMMON CAUSES OF DOG BITE INJURIES:

  • The owner recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally fails to take reasonable steps to restrain the dog.
  • The dog enters property other than the property of the dog’s owner.
  • As the result of the owner’s failure to restrain the dog, the dog bites or attacks another person without provocation, resulting in bodily injury.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS ALONE

Dog bites happen suddenly and for various reasons. Do not sign anything with an insurance company before you speak with us.

Contact our Indianapolis dog bite injury attorneys, get your questions answered, ensure that your rights are protected, and we will handle your dog bite claim promptly.

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