Summer is in full swing in Indiana, and for many children, this means more time spent outside. While, generally, additional summer playtime is a welcome opportunity, there can be dangers, as well. One possible hazard of which Hoosiers should be aware as their children are playing outside this summer is the potential for dangerous animal bites. As this blog reported in a previous post, one family suffered tragic consequences following an animal attack when a young boy died after a dog bite.
An attack by an animal may lead to extensive medical expenses, as well as emotional pain and suffering. In the event of an animal attack, a victim or his or her family, may have a cause of action for negligence against the dog owner. As mentioned in the previous post, Indiana dog owners may have a legal responsibility to a victim in the event their dog causes harm.
A dog owner, however, likely will contest any legal responsibility following an animal attack. Therefore, it is essential that a victim and his or family seek skilled legal counsel prior to pursuing a dog bite claim. Attorney Ken Doane of Doane Law Office, LLC, expertly represents victims of animal attacks in Indiana and Kentucky. He will pursue compensation for clients following a vicious attack to help them pay for their medical bills, rehabilitation needs, lost wages, disability, and to compensate them for the pain and suffering they have experienced following an injury due to another's negligence.
It is important to note that even if the animal that attacked was owned by a friend or relative, it may still be wise to pursue a legal claim to recover compensation from an asset such as homeowners insurance. For more information about how Mr. Doane can assist animal bite victims, please visit the following webpage.