The dog bite statute, according to the Rhode Island Supreme Court, states that the dog owner is liable for any injury caused by their dog. Even when owner is not at fault in cases in which a dangerous dog was roaming, it remains the owner's responsibility for any liability. Dog bites are considered a public health hazard that occurs frequently.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the following statistics:
People that tend to be more at risk of succumbing to a dog attack are the following:
Few scenarios are more frightening or harmful then a dog attack. Victims of dog attacks can sustain serious physical and emotional injuries. When a dog attack is caused by an owner or caretaker's negligence, you should fight for the damages you deserve!
A dog attack can lead to injuries, such as the following:
The owner of a dog must ensure it is safely contained at all times. If a dog is aggressive or dangerous, the owner is required to keep it away from the public. In fact, Rhode Island laws state that it is a public nuisance to harbor a vicious dog. If the owner of a vicious dog is a homeowner, dog bite claims could be paid by a homeowner's insurance policy.
Our firm has helped clients seek compensation for the following damages:
At D'Alessandro & Wright, LLC, a Providence personal injury lawyer can help you seek justice for dog bite injuries. Our firm can help recover compensation for damages incurred by a dog bite, including medical bills, ongoing treatments or surgeries, all economic losses, as well as non-economic damages. With over 25 years of personal injury litigation experience, we not only understand the possible repercussions of a dog attack, but are confident in our fight for our clients' right to full compensation for damages. Our firm can help make a difference in your personal injury case by ensuring your rights are being protected!
Contact a Providence dog bite attorney if you were the victim of a dog bite related injury.