I’ve seen my share of problems caused by a “simple little dog bite,” and with that in mind, I think it’s important to educate people about what is and isn’t “normal dog” behavior.
If a dog bites, something is wrong. It doesn’t matter if that dog is “protecting its turf.” It isn’t “your fault” that a dog bit you because you dared to approach a neighbor’s door. It is not okay to be afraid to go to your own mailbox out of fear of the neighbor’s dog.
Vicious dogs are nothing to take lightly. If you are bitten by a dog, you need to contact an attorney right away. Don’t expect your neighbor to take responsibility. Dog owners often claim their dog was just “doing its job” and that the person who was bit was “trespassing.”
This type of claim is often enough to cause victims to assume the dog owner is correct, which can leave them footing the bill when a “minor” bite requires medical attention.
Most property owners have homeowner’s insurance. Some homeowner’s insurance extends to cover the liability that occurs when a pet attacks.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, don’t take it lying down. Contact David Van Sant, an Atlanta personal injury attorney. He’ll make sure you get the compensation you deserve, and he’ll also see that the right party ends up in the dog house!