A Dog Bite Can Become A Serious Injury
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an animal attack, there are long-term effects that can haunt you for the rest of your life. After seeking medical treatment — even if the injuries do not initially appear serious — contact an experienced dog bite attorney to learn about legal issues that may arise during the recovery process.
At the Knoxville law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, we focus on serious and fatal personal injury cases. Our lawyers have handled numerous animal-related cases since the founding of our firm in 1981. We understand the difficulties you face, and we will help you understand your options and make choices that will provide you the most benefit.
Helping You Understand Your Options After An Animal Attack
Animal owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If an owner was negligent, or failed to follow local leash laws or premises liability laws, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries as well as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Animal attacks can cause life-long physical and emotional injuries, including:
- Scars and disfigurement
- Permanent disabilities and nerve damage
- Emotional distress, fear or anxiety
- A long-lasting fear of dogs or other animals
Children And Animal Bites
A dog bite or animal attack can be especially serious for a child. Since children are still developing mentally and physically, their injuries can lead to permanent scars and physical or emotional impairments. Monetary compensation may be necessary for your child to receive his or her emotional, physical and educational needs after a debilitating animal attack.
We are especially aggressive in our pursuit of compensation in cases where a child was bitten by a dog as the result of dog-owner negligence.
What To Do After A Dog Bite
If a dog bites you, a family member or friend, do the following:
- Seek proper medical treatment.
- Identify the animal and owner.
- Contact the police and an animal control authority.
- Call or email our firm and schedule a free initial consultation.
All injury claims are handled on a contingency basis, which means if you do not win monetary compensation, you do not pay any attorney fees. At Pryor Priest & Harber, we care about your needs and the needs of your family, both during your recovery and into the future. Let us help you.