Animal Owner's Responsibilities
If you own an animal, you probably already understand the responsibilities involved with caring for your pet. Animals need food, care and medical attention when they are ill or injured. Additionally, you should know the laws pertaining to your legal responsibilities that are specific to your city or county.
Example of laws include:
- Leash laws
- Nuisance Laws (i.e. barking or noise ordinances)
If you do not personally own an animal but own property where an animal resides, you may also be held responsible for any injuries that animal causes. It is important to know what laws your city and county have enacted to hold you responsible for your animal and/or property where an animal resides.
If you are not an animal owner, but have been injured by another owner's animal, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and loss by the animal's owner.
The experienced personal injury attorneys of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff understand the long-term consequences of animal attacks. We know how to fully investigate the circumstances of the attack, identify all possible responsible parties and insurance companies, and handle these complex cases from start to finish. We also help victims get proper medical treatment, including psychiatric counseling, when necessary.
If you or a loved one has been bit by a dog or other animal, fill out and submit the contact form on this page for a free and confidential case evaluation or call us toll-free at (888) 285-3333.