Thousands of Americans are injured by dog bites every year[1].” In some cases, a person may have a right to compensation.

In the state of Maryland, you have three years to file a lawsuit for a dog bite case or to settle the case. When consulting a lawyer, make sure to have the animal owner’s name, phone number, and address, as well as the dog’s information. Contact information from any witnesses will surely assist with developing the claim.

A victim of a dog bite must prove the owner’s lack of reasonable care in order to recover damages. Take photos of the bite marks, the dog, and the surrounding area, if possible. Be sure to keep track of treatment by making copies of all doctors or hospital receipts.

If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, contact Potter Burnett today. The legal issues that accompany dog bites can be intricate and challenging to navigate. Potter Burnett has experience with dog bite cases and is here to help.

[1] SOURCE: http://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/dog-bites-and-animal-attack-overview.html