As we head out of winter time, more people are enjoying the weather and taking their dog for a walk. Sometimes surprising things can happen that a dog owner or passerby may not anticipate such as the dog suddenly turning and biting someone. If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog, you may have a case against the owner of the dog and his/her home insurance policy. Dog bites are often painful, traumatic, and can result in permanent scarring. In some cases, the attack can be quite serious, resulting in hospitalization and a lengthy recovery. By law, a dog owner should control and secure his pet at all times. That means that a dog should be kept in the home, a fenced area (or kennel) or on a leash. However, if a dog is allowed to roam free or escapes and that results in an attack, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, scarring, and pain and suffering. A good dog-bite case involves injuries, witnesses and/or a police report, known ownership of the dog, and adequate home owners insurance. To find out if your case meets these criteria, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our dog bite attorneys can help you get fair compensation.