Holding Negligent Dog Owners Accountable
Generally, dog owners have a duty to control their animals and not to let them roam free. When they fail to do that, and someone else is injured as a result, the injured person can seek compensation, regardless of the dog’s breed — pit bulls, rottweilers, poodles and pomeranians included.
Help for Dog Bite Injury Victims Throughout the Memphis Tri-State Area
Since 1970, attorneys at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC have been helping people get the compensation they deserve for injuries and other losses resulting from dog attacks and dog bite injuries. To put our experience and resources to work for you, all you need to do is call. For a free consultation, dial 901-526-2126 or contact us online.
What Should You Do After the Attack?
Whether it’s an injury to your child or to yourself, getting appropriate medical care is always the number one priority. Do this as soon as possible. Also, if there is time and you’re able to do it or have someone do it for you, get the name and contact information of the dog’s owner and any potential witnesses before you leave. When you see a doctor, don’t minimize or leave out any information about your injuries. If possible, take a set of before-and-after pictures of the injuries or scars.
The other thing to keep in mind after suffering a dog bite injury is that the insurance companies are not your friends and you should not make any statements about the accident to anyone other than law enforcement — not even to your doctor. Wait until you talk to a lawyer.
Obtaining the Compensation You Deserve
A dog attack doesn’t have to be as horrific as someone being mauled to death in order to have serious, life-changing consequences. A victim can suffer from the effects of permanent disfigurement, low self-esteem, severe psychological trauma and an inability to enjoy life. There can be other complications as well, including potentially deadly secondary infections caused by dog saliva.
You shouldn’t have to bear the costs of these injuries at all, and certainly not alone. Our lawyers are here to help make sure that you don’t.
One Call, That’s All … Dial 901-526-2126 Today
Whether you come to see us in Memphis, Tennessee, or we travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital — the consultation is free, no strings attached. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. You can also contact us online at any time.
We handle dog bite cases on a contingency basis; we do not charge any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.