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A dog bite can happen at any time; it only takes one poorly latched gate, improperly attached leash, or some other small mistake to give a dangerous dog the time it needs to attack. Or, more troublingly, irresponsible animal owners know they have a dangerous animal and refuse to take the necessary steps to contain them. Unfortunately, in both these scenarios, a second is all it takes for a dangerous animal to change an innocent person’s life forever.
If you or someone you love, like a child, was harmed in a dog attack, you shouldn’t have to spend the rest of your life paying medical bills or dealing with emotional trauma. Filing an insurance claim or lawsuit helps many people recover the financial resources they need to recover.
Unlike other southern states, Mississippi has unusual dog bite laws. This can make it difficult for people hurt by dangerous dogs to understand their options and what to do next.
Here are a few things you should know if a dog in Mississippi attacked you:
If you have questions about your options, the specific dog bite rules in the area where you were attacked, or what to do next, consider contacting a dog bite lawyer who can help you make decisions as soon as possible.
The time after a dog attack can be scary, stressful, and painful, especially if a dangerous animal attacked your child. If you or someone you love is in this difficult situation, here are four steps you can take to protect yourself, your health, and your future.
It’s important that you get medical attention after a dog bite, not only for your health, but for your case as well. Going to the doctor will document your injuries and the events of the attack, giving your lawyer important information they need to fight for you.
You’ll need the owner’s contact information to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, to get more information about the dog and its history, and more.
If a dog attacked you with a history of dangerous behavior, Animal Control will have those records and be able to make decisions about how to regulate their care. Animal Control will also help make sure the owner is taking the right steps to keep the dog from hurting anyone else. While these laws are different depending on where you live, Pascagoula and Jackson County’s laws are similar; don’t wait to contact our team for clarification and next steps.
Many people who’ve been attacked by a dog don’t realize that their bloodied clothes are actually evidence. You can protect this evidence by not washing or throwing your clothes away until your lawyer says it’s all right to do so. Additional ways to preserve evidence include writing down everything you can remember about the attack as soon as it happens, taking pictures of the wounds, and saving all your medical bills and records.
Navigating the time after an attack can be stressful and uncertain. If you need help filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, navigating Mississippi’s unusual dog bite laws, or just want to know what your options, are it’s time to think about contacting a Mississippi dog bite lawyer who can guide you through the process.
If you were hurt because someone did not contain and control their dangerous dog, you shouldn’t have to pay for the cost of your medical care and recovery. Filing an insurance claim or lawsuit is how many injured people recover the attack’s financial and emotional cost. This includes:
What you’re able to claim depends on the nature of the attack and what happened to you. An attorney can help you understand your options and what to do next.
When you need to focus on recovering, an experienced attorney who knows how to win for you will be your best resource. When you work with a skilled Pascagoula injury lawyer, they can fight for you by:
We offer everyone a free consultation with one of our attorneys so you can learn more about your options, what comes next, and how we can help. These consultations are always completely free, private, and there are no strings attached. In fact, when you choose to hire us as your attorneys, you don’t pay a dime in fees until we win for you.
Dog attack laws are different in each state, and in Mississippi, different depending on where the attack happened. If you or someone you love has been hurt by an aggressive dog, you need the help of a dog bite lawyer who understands animal bite laws in your area. Our team understands Mississippi dog bite law’s nuances and knows how to fight and win on our clients’ behalf.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.
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