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Helping You Recover After A Dog Bite

Indiana law requires the owners of dogs and other animals to take reasonable precautions to ensure that their pets do not injure people. For instance, if a dog has shown “vicious propensities” such as aggressively chasing or growling at people, the owner is responsible for keeping the dog on a secure leash or within a safely fenced yard.

If you or your child has been injured by a dog, the personal injury firm of Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., can help. With nearly a decade of legal experience and a commitment to hard work, our Logansport dog bite attorney will do whatever it takes to ensure that you have the compensation you need to heal. Such compensation may cover medical bills, disfigurement, emotional trauma, lost wages, physical suffering and more.

Dangerous Dogs Can Come In All Shapes And Sizes

The Humane Society of the United States reports that most wrongful deaths involving vicious dogs are caused by:

  • Rottweilers
  • Pit bulls
  • German shepherds
  • Huskies
  • St. Bernards
  • Malamutes

Nevertheless, just because a breed is not listed here does not mean that a certain dog is not potentially dangerous. Any type of canine can become vicious if the owner does not adequately control and train it.

Taking Your Child’s Future Medical Needs Into Account

“For me, the best cases are when I can help a kid receive the specialized medical treatment he or she needs to fully recover.” — Attorney Matthew D. Barrett

Children are often easy targets for vicious dogs. Their heads are frequently at the same level as the dog’s head, and therefore they tend to sustain the most catastrophic bites and disfiguring scars to the face.

Because a child’s face and body is still developing, however, doctors will often hold off on reconstructive surgery until the child is much older. This means that you must obtain the money now that your son or daughter will need years down the road.

Mr. Barrett is an aggressive advocate for the best interests and rights of children injured by dangerous pets. He can help you pursue the compensation necessary to cover future plastic surgeries, counseling sessions and other forms of treatment.

Call Our Kokomo Animal Attack Attorney For A Free Consultation

To schedule a free initial consultation about any animal attack in Indiana, call the Logansport office of Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., at 574-516-6188 or toll free at 800-523-5099. You can also contact us online. Because we charge contingency fees, you owe us nothing unless our lawyer recovers money for you. Evening and weekend appointments are available by request.