Providence Dog about to bite and injure a Providence resident

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in Providence, RI, 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 Providence 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.

Suffering From a Serious Dog Bite Injury?
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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 Providence, RI for Dog Bites?

Providence Dog Bite
Rhode Island Law imposes a “strict liability” standard on dog owners, which means victims must simply prove that they were bitten by the dog outside of the animal’s enclosure in order to recover for their injuries. Even if the bite occurred inside the enclosure, a victim may still have a case. Animal shelters, kennels, dog sitters, and dog walkers can be held at fault if a dog under their care bites someone, even if they do not own the dog. Homeowners who let dogs they do not own, onto their property can be responsible if the dog bites someone. Landlords who allow a tenant to keep a dog on their property may also be held responsible. Read the entire law here.

How Much 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?

Providence Dog Bite SettlementOur experienced Providence dog bite lawyers have 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.

How Much is the Legal Fee?

Our firm charges a 1/3 of your settlement or award as a fee, which is an industry standard for lawyers in dog bite cases. We also front the costs for medical reports, investigation, etc. We do not charge a legal fee unless we obtain a settlement for you.

What Are The Most Common Dog Bite Injuries in Providence?

There are numerous injuries that can result from a dog bite. The most common injuries include cuts, bruising and scarring. However, the emotional damage associated with a dog bite incident can also take a heavy toll on victims of dog bite injuries. Some other examples of common dog bite injuries include:

Providence Dog Bite Injuries

  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Infections
  • Broken Bones
  • Scarring
  • Anxiety, Depression, Phobia of Dogs
  • Rabies
  • Amputations
  • 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 the medical attention you need to treat your injuries, promptly. Read more about further steps.

Why Hire Us?

Providence Dog Bite LawyerOur experienced dog bite lawyers here in Providence, RI, have obtained many great settlements for our clients and their children, who have been bitten and injured by a dog. These cases are often times difficult 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 us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 for more information or fill out our online contact form for a free legal consultation.

Driving Directions

From North Providence, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes

Take US-44/Smith St south and turn slightly right onto Mt Pleasant Ave. Turn left onto Atwells Ave and then turn right onto Knight St. Turn right onto Broadway. Our office is on the left.

From Johnston, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes

Follow US-6 E/Dennis J. Roberts Expy and use the second from the right lane to take the Broadway exit. Turn right onto Broadway. Our office is on the right.

From Cranston, RI:
Estimated drive time, 20 minutes

Follow RI-10 N and then take the Westminster St exit. Turn right on Westminster St and then take a left on Barton St. Turn right onto Broadway. Our office is on the right.