Were you or a loved one recently bitten by a dog? Or perhaps you were injured by a cat or another domesticated animal? Ellis & Associates can help. Our attorneys understand how distressing and traumatic dog bites can be, and we will fight tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Between four and five million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. Dogs can attack people for a variety of reasons, from territorial or defensive instincts to poor training or animal abuse. Some dogs bite to guard what they perceive as their territory, for instance, or to express dominance when they’re feeling threatened. When other dogs bite, they may be redirecting aggression from another incident. It’s also not unusual for a dog to bite a familiar person, such as a friend of the dog’s owner, which is why it’s important to remember that humans cannot always accurately predict the behavior of dogs.
Why It’s Important to Seek Legal Counsel
Dog bites and animal attacks often result in significant physical injury, including scarring and disfigurement. The costs of medical care, including rehabilitation and plastic surgery, can be exorbitant. Even minor bites can lead to soreness, lingering wounds, and infections, especially if the dog in question harbors dangerous bacteria in its mouth. Ringworm, rabies, and other ailments can also travel through a dog bite as a vector, meaning you may contend with grave health issues down the road.
Whatever the circumstances behind a dog bite, it is essential to understand your legal rights in the event of an attack. If you have suffered a dog bite injury or an animal attack, you may believe that your best or only recourse is an insurance provider. You are wrong. Insurance companies have a vested interest in paying you as little as possible. To fight for the compensation you deserve, contact Ellis & Associates. Our legal team has extensive experience successfully negotiating with insurance companies regarding dog bites and other animal attacks.
We Understand the Legal Issues Related to Dog Bites
At Ellis & Associates, our attorneys have considerable experience successfully representing dog bite victims and animal attack survivors throughout Massachusetts. We advocate aggressively for our clients, helping them seek full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages or income, rehabilitation, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
To learn more, please call 800-MR-ELLIS. And remember – we don’t get paid unless you do!