Domesticated animals are still animals. They may attack when they feel scared or threatened. So, you cannot always predict how a dog may act when it encounters strangers or new situations. That unpredictability is how many dog bites and attacks happen.

If you have suffered physical injuries and emotional trauma because of a dog bite, you may be eligible to recover damages through a personal injury claim. The attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC can help you pursue fair compensation.

Common Dog Bite Injuries and Damages

When a dog attacks a human, the victim may suffer:

  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Bruises

Dog bites also raise the risk of infection because of bacteria in the dog’s mouth that humans may have limited or no natural immunity against.

Victims may also suffer psychological trauma and emotional distress, and these damages are no less worthy of legal action.

When You May Seek Compensation for Dog Bite or Attack Injuries

In order to be eligible for compensation for dog bite or attack injuries:

  • You must have been lawfully present on the site where the attack occurred
  • You must have not provoked the dog

These conditions are necessary to prove liability—i.e., that the pet owner is responsible for the attack.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Many dog bites happen on private property where there may not be surveillance cameras or witnesses. This creates a “my word against yours” situation that can make proving liability difficult.

The attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC have the critical thinking and investigative skills it takes to demonstrate that the dog’s owner is responsible for your injuries and, therefore, paying for your recovery.

Our personal injury attorneys also have the experience required to properly value your damage claim. We make sure that compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress are included.

When to Seek Justice for a Dog Bite

The longer you wait to take action for a dog bite injury, the more difficult it is to prove liability. So, take legal action immediately.

Call Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC in Albuquerque to interview our team. All dog attack injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe legal fees unless you collect compensation for your injuries and damages.

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