Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Attacks
If you file it under the strict liability statute, you have six (6) years. If you file it under a negligent claim, you have two (2) years.
It’s important to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case. We will provide you with the information you need to help you build your claim correctly.
All claims are driven by circumstances that take place. In some cases, a dog bite situation is relatively minor. Someone gets bitten. They go to the emergency room. They might get a prescription of antibiotics and everything is fine. In other cases, they’re more severe and they have to have continual medical care. There may be a situation where there might need to be corrective surgery.
In the cases where there is relatively little injury, those cases are resolved between 30 and 60 days. In those cases in which they’re something more complex, we normally try to resolve a case within 90 days after the last medical care has been rendered to the person. If there is going to be corrective cosmetic surgery, the norm with that is one year after the attack took place. The doctors do not normally engage in any corrective surgery with respect to a dog bite until a year after the incident occurred. That situation would probably require about 18 months to conclude.