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.
Rhode Island Dog Bite Laws
Rhode Island is a strict liability state, meaning that dog owners can be held responsible for any injuries inflicted by their dogs. However, the strict liability dog bite law may not apply to incidents that occur when the dog is in an enclosed area on the owner’s property. In this situation, common law liability applies.
You may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner if:
- The attack occurred anywhere outside of the dog’s enclosure
- The attack was unprovoked and occurred in the dog’s enclosure, but the owner knew of the dog’s vicious propensities
- The dog that attacked you injured someone else in the past
- You were not physically bitten, but your injuries stemmed from the dog’s behavior
The dog bite law applies to anyone who is the “keeper” of the dog. With the help of a Warwick dog bite lawyer from Sands Law Offices, you may be able to recover money that can help you rebuild and move on with your life.