Rhode Island Dog Bite Lawyer
Helping Dog Attack Victims & Their Families
If you or someone you love was the victim of a dog attack, you can look to Sands Law Offices for support and legal counsel in this difficult time. An incident such as this can be truly terrifying and can lead to serious injuries, scars and even disfigurement. A legal professional can help you pursue the financial compensation you need for medical treatment, ongoing care, emotional trauma and lost earnings. With more than two decades in practice and a true passion for helping people, Warwick dog bite Attorney Richard Sands may be just the person to handle your claim.
Find out what our firm can do to help you by calling (401) 297-2816. Your consultation is free and private.
Warwick, RI Dog Attacks: Who Is Responsible?
Rhode Island law is somewhat complex when it comes to dog bites. A dog owner may or may not be held strictly liable for an attack, depending on the location of the incident and other circumstances. Strict liability refers to a dog owner being held accountable even if the dog showed no previous signs of aggression or has not harmed anyone in the past.
You may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner if:
- The attack occurred anywhere outside of the dog’s enclosure; or
- The attack occurred in the dog’s enclosure but the owner knew of the dog’s vicious propensities.
You may be entitled to double compensation if the dog injured someone in the past. You may also be entitled to compensation even if you were not physically bitten, but your injuries stemmed from a dog’s behavior, such as a dog jumping on you and causing you to fall. With the help of a Warwick dog bite lawyer, you may be able to recover money that can help you rebuild and move on with your life.
Let us handle your dog bite claim so you can focus on healing. Contact us at (401) 297-2816 today.