Dog Bites

Dog owners in Indiana are supposed to keep and control their dog from causing harm to people of all ages. A dog owner will be held responsible if the dog bites a person — who is acting otherwise peaceably — even if the dog has never behaved viciously or had any other signs of being dangerous to humans.

The dog bite must have occurred in a place where the dog owner had a duty of care, which could be everywhere the dog goes, depending on city ordinances regarding restraint of dogs.

Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Harm

Have you been attacked by a vicious dog? If you are suffering from injuries from a dog bite, you may need an experienced attorney to help you with an effective personal injury claim.

Our experienced team of attorneys at Danks & Danks can help you recover compensation if a dog bite caused you serious injury such as:

  • Skin infections
  • Rabies
  • Psychological trauma
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent scarring
  • Death

We can work with you to establish the dog owner's responsibility to pay for your scars, emergency room bills, prescription costs, rabies shots and other medical expenses.

Compassionate And Efficient Dog Bite Lawyers

We are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies as well as investigating the various angles of liability for which a claim of negligence could be filed, including negligence per se and landlord liability.

Depending on the nature of the attack incident, we also take into consideration that the long-term effects of a serious dog bite injury may not be obvious right away.

Some dog owners are all about having a fearless, loyal guardian of their property and their choice of dog breed is intimidating by design.

Indiana homeowner insurance policies no longer cover injuries caused by certain large and powerful dogs, including Pitbulls and Akitas.

Additionally, Indiana's Animal Control Code prohibits ownership of certain breeds of dogs, including:

  • Wolves
  • Breeds mixed with wolves
  • Coyotes
  • Dogs bred with coyotes

When you report your dog bite, Animal Control will conduct an investigation about the facts surrounding your injury.

At Danks & Danks, our lawyers provide skilled legal representation for your dog bite injuries to secure the optimal compensation to help you recover.

Located in Evansville and serving clients throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, our firm only collects attorney's fees for dog bite injury cases if we have obtained compensation for you.

Email us or call us today for a free consultation at 812-647-6687.