If you have or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in Rhode Island, you may be able to be compensated, as many dog owners have homeowner’s insurance to pay your medical bills, lost income, scarring and pain and suffering. Our experienced Rhode Island dog bite lawyers here charge no fee until we settle your case. Contact us at 1-800-992-6878 or online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
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Do You Have a Dog Bite Case?
If you have suffered an injury resulting from a dog bite, you may have a dog bite case. Read more.
What is the Law in Rhode Island for Dog Bites?
Rhode Island Law imposes “strict liability” on dog owners, which means that victims must simply prove that they were bitten outside of the animal’s enclosure in order to recover for their injuries. Even if the bite occurred inside the enclosure, a victim can still have a case.
Animal shelters, kennels, dog sitters and dog walkers can be held liable if a dog in their presence bites someone, even if they do not own the dog. Homeowners who let dogs they do not own, onto their property, can be liable. Landlords who allow a tenant to keep a dog on their property may also be held responsible. Read the entire law here.
What Is a Dog Bite Case Worth?
If our firm is successful in proving your dog bite case, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, scarring and pain and suffering, among other losses. Read more.
What Are Our Firm’s Best Dog Bite Settlements?
Our experienced RI dog bite lawyers has helped obtain many deserving settlements for clients injured as a result of a dog bite. For example, one settlement involved a young boy who was attacked by a dog while at a friend’s home. The dog latched onto the boy’s nose, requiring him to undergo plastic surgery, and led to a $400,000 settlement. Click here to see our other dog bite settlements.
What Is The Legal Fee?
Our firm charges 1/3 of your settlement or award as a fee, which is standard for lawyers who dog bite cases. We also front the costs for medical reports, investigation, etc. We do not charge a legal fee unless you win your case.
What Are The Most Common Dog Bite Injuries?
There are many possible injuries that can result from a dog bite. The most common includes cuts, bruising and scarring. However, the emotional damage because of a dog bite can also take a toll on a victim of a dog bite injury.
- Pain and Suffering
- Broken Bones
- Anxiety, Depression and Phobia of Dogs
- Wrongful Death
What Should You Do Immediately After Being Bitten By a Dog?
After you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, there are several important steps to take to ensure that you are able to receive the compensation you deserve. First, and most importantly, you should always make sure that you receive proper medical attention needed to treat your injuries. Read more about further steps.
Why Hire US?
Our experienced dog bite lawyers here in Rhode Island have gotten many great settlements for our clients and their children, who have been bitten and injured by a dog. These cases are involved and often the insurance company for the dog owner will try to say that the dog was provoked and not want to offer you a good settlement. We charge no fees until you get a cash settlement. Victims often do not pursue a legal claim because the dog owner is a relative, friend, or neighbor. This should not deter you because often there is insurance to cover the claim. Feel free to call our 24-hour HURTLINE at 1-800-992-6878 for more information or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.