Someone who keeps an animal is responsible for its conduct, it’s just that simple.
Whether it’s a house pet, like a dog, cat, ferret, or snake, or it it’s some kind of livestock, the owner is responsible for it.
An animal does not have to intend to hurt you for you to have a personal injury claim.
For example, if a dog, cat, or other animal knocks you down and you break a bone, you likely have a claim against the owner’s homeowner’s insurance (or their farm policy if it’s some sort of livestock.)
Injuries caused by animals can be particularly devastating because you typically have no protection like you would in a car accident. Additionally bites and scratches can lead to infections, nerve damage, and muscle damage that is quite different from other types of personal injuries.
Our lawyers know how to handle these claims. In fact, the Personal Injury Practice Group at Miller Law Firm has over 50 years of combined experience with animal attacks and other types of personal injury claims.