What Does the Future Hold After a Dog Bite?

In an instant, a family pet can turn on those around it and launch a vicious attack, leaving victims, especially children, with physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. They may no longer trust animals and even develop anxiety disorders. The expenses to recover physically and emotionally can quickly inflate. We know the burden victims carry, and we want to do our part to relieve that burden. Attorney Richard Sutten helps dog bite victims across New Mexico find answers and build their case.

Who Is Responsible For A Dog Bite Injury?

While dog bites are often poorly addressed in our laws, their owners can still be held liable for injuries their dog(s) cause. Owners may be liable if they were aware that their dog was prone to attacking. Owners may also be liable if they behaved negligently and caused a dog with no violent history to attack. However, the dog owner may not be responsible if you knew that the dog could attack and provoked it.

Put Your Well-Being First

Some victims feel hesitant to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit because they do not want to damage the relationship they have with the dog’s owner. The owner may be their neighbor, friend or family member. However, it is critical not to let this fear interfere with your rights as a victim. You should not feel a sense of guilt for seeking compensation. It is important to put your health and well-being ahead of your relationships and the way others will perceive you. We will help you file a claim under their renters or homeowners insurance and take the stress off your shoulders.