Aggressive canines are an ongoing problem in Maryland communities. Too many people are seriously injured every year by dogs that were not properly supervised, trained to be aggressive, or have inflicted injury before. The Maryland dog bite attorneys at Cohen & Dwin believe that even when a dog attack occurs under direct supervision, it is the owners who must take responsibility if a dog bite causes serious physical trauma. If you contact Cohen & Dwin about your dog bite injury, we can fully explain your rights and how compensation can be collected from dog owners and their insurance policies.
Maryland Dog Bite Law
Maryland law states that dog owners whose dogs are considered to be “dangerous” are responsible for damages that occur as a result of dog bites.
To be deemed dangerous, a dog might have caused severe injury in the past. A dog may also be considered potentially dangerous due to aggressive behavior before any attack has occurred. Dogs that have harmed other domestic animals on another's property, or dogs that attack without any provocation, may also be labeled as dangerous. It is important to note that victims who may have encouraged aggressive behavior through provocation may not be awarded financial damages.
What a Dog Bite Attorney Can Do
Talking to a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help you get the facts on the current laws and find out if you have a valid claim against a dog owner. Our skilled, compassionate injury lawyers in Baltimore can represent your injury case whether the dog has no history of harming humans or other animals, or the canine is a repeat attacker. We will investigate the attack to uncover important details, like if the dog had a history of aggression, or if the owner was negligent in the handling, training, or commanding of their dog. You and your family may be able to collect damages to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other expenses related to the attack. Often, compensation is available for non-economic damages as well, including pain and suffering or physical disfigurement. Our Maryland personal injury attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, please contact our dog bite attorneys in Maryland today to schedule your free initial consultation. Our experienced Baltimore injury lawyers are here to help you recover the damages you deserve.