Pet owners have a legal obligation to control their animals. Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause serious injury. Children are often the victims of such attacks and making sure the animal's owner is held liable may be the only way to ensure that the pet is brought under control or destroyed, when necessary.
Dog bites and animal attacks can cause serious and disfiguring bite mark injuries that require expensive medical treatment and even reconstructive surgery. Every year thousands of people are injured as a result of dog bites and other vicious animal attacks. We know that some very good dogs occasionally bite and cause serious injury. In most dog bite cases, the pet owner's homeowner's insurance covers the cost of compensation for your injuries. In most cases, the dog owner does not have to pay anything personally. If you have been injured by a dog owned by a close friend, relative, or neighbor, don't hesitate to talk to us about how to proceed with your injury claim case. That's why people buy insurance--to compensate injury victims. Failure to act will only benefit the insurance companies; this is just one example why you need the Boughter Law Office, an experienced dog bite and accident attorney law firm.
Man’s best friend - to many that is exactly what their dog is to them - not merely a pet, but a friend, a companion, a part of the family. Many people can’t imagine that their dog would ever bite or attack anyone, but no matter how confident you are in your dog, it is still important to do your part to help prevent dog bites and attacks. Even the most docile dog can be provoked to bite under the right circumstances. Why? Because…
Winter weather is upon us, and it can be just as problematic for pets as it is for people. Cold weather can pose serious threats to pets’ health and safety. Here are some tips for keep pets safe in the cold weather:
During below-freezing temperatures, the best place for your pet is inside! Cats should be kept indoors exclusively and dogs should only be taken out only briefly to urinate and/or defecate.
If you absolutely must leave pets outdoors for a…
Absolutely not. There is never a fee for a consultation.
Will I be billed monthly for any costs?
No. At our discretion, we advance all costs during our representation of you and do not send monthly bills. At the end of our representation, all costs advanced will be clearly itemized for you so you know exactly where every dollar is going.
What’s meant by statute of limitations?
Statute of limitations refers to the need to file a lawsuit within a time limit. In Indiana, most injury cases, such as auto accidents or slip-and-fall claims, have a two-year statute of limitations, but not all. Some lawsuits, such as lawsuits against the government require a notice within a shorter period of time. The time begins to run when a cause of action accrues. A good example is someone negligently running into your car. The statute of limitation begins on the day of the accident. This issue can become more complicated, however. Sometimes, you have no way of knowing that you have a cause of action for years, such as discovering ill effects from taking a medication or being exposed to chemicals. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney and doctor if you suspect that you are having problems but don't know for sure if it relates to the negligence of another or an unreasonably dangerous product.
What am I entitled to recover after an accident?
You may be entitled to a number of different types of damages under Indiana law. Some of the more common types of damages in accident cases are: reasonable and necessary medical expenses, lost earnings, reduced earning capacity in the future, future medical expenses and prescriptions, pain and suffering, and permanent impairment.
Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
If the accident was my fault, can I still recover compensation?
Some states have no-fault insurance laws. This means that you may be able to make some recovery of economic damages from your own insurance company. In other states, if your fault is found to be over a certain level, it is more difficult to recover compensation. An attorney in your state can advise you on the rules in your area.
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