The owners of property are under strict obligation to keep their property safe for visitors. This is called premises liability and it means that if someone suffers a personal injury while on the owner's property due to the owner's negligence, the owner will be held responsible. An owner of a dog is liable for damages caused by the dog if the owner knew or should have known that the dog was vicious or had a tendency or natural inclination to be vicious. Dog bites are a common occurrence. Someone can be bitten by a dog when the animal feels threatened or if the animal is trying to protect someone or something.
When there is not sufficient warning, a visitor could think that the house dog is a friendly animal. This thought process could result in being bitten. When a dog bite occurs, there are many other injuries or issues that could arise. A dog could possibly be carrying rabies; many other diseases can also be transferred to a human through a bite. Dog bites can easily become infected if not cleaned properly. And finally, dog bites can be extremely severe if the animal is not restrained at once. Dog bites can result in deep and heavily bleeding wounds which can result in serious loss of blood.
Looking for a lawyer for a dog bite case in Albuquerque? If you have been injured due to a dog bite, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention; dogs can be carrying very serious diseases that must be treated medically. Next you should seek the legal aid of an Albuquerque injury attorney from the Law Office of James H. Wood PC.
The legal team at our firm can help you to pursue a case to obtain monetary compensation for your injuries. We can also provide exuberant representation of your case in court if the need arises.