Holding Negligent Pet Owners Accountable
Although animal attack claims most commonly involve dog bites, many other types of domesticated animals, such as ferrets, cats and even birds, can also bite humans. Wild animals kept as pets can also cause severe injuries. However, an owner’s liability varies greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
If you were injured in an animal attack, one of the experienced lawyers at Cranwell & Moore P.L.C. is an excellent source for accurate advice and professional representation. Learn more in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Liability In Animal Attack Cases
In most cases, an injured person must show that the dog or other animal was owned and kept by the defendant. In addition, the plaintiff must also prove that the owner was negligent, such as by failing to restrain the animal.
Just because you were attacked, however, does not automatically mean you will be entitled to recover damages. You may be denied compensation if:
- You provoked the animal into attacking you.
- You were warned to avoid the animal, but you did not.
- You were trespassing on the animal owner’s property.
Consult A Roanoke Dog Attack Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered personal injuries as a result of an animal attack, the knowledgeable Roanoke dog bite lawyers at our firm can advise you on whether you may have a claim against the animal’s owner and help you pursue the maximum damages to which you are entitled.