In this video attorney Joy Robertson explains what an animal bite case is and when you should call an attorney. View the video below or see the transcript to hear Joy’s explanation for this frustrating topic.
Hi, my name is Joy Robertson, I’m an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. I have clients recover money damages for injuries that they sustained as a result of an animal attack case. Today I want to talk to you generally about what types of things you should consider when deciding whether to reach out to a personal injury attorney in reference to an animal attack. So first we kind of need to define what is an animal attack. So most people think about animal attacks in the context of a dog bite. So certainly a dog bite can cause you severe injuries. So it’s important to realize that a dog bite doesn’t have to just be breaking the skin. It can also be just a dog, applying pressure with its mouth to, you know, part of your body. So, that can often be enough to break bones to cause you know, severe muscle damage, even if there’s no actual puncture wound. The other thing to think to keep in mind, in reference to an animal attack case is, you know that dogs even when they’re not at 10 intentionally being aggressive, they can jump on you, they could knock you over, you could fall over and you could, you know, injure yourself severely. So even when it’s not the dog being vicious that dog can still cause some sort of injury that leads you to have to seek medical attention. You know that and I keep saying dog dogs are, they tend to be larger. You know, so their size is typically what yields the injury, but certainly a cat could bite. Snakes can bite. You know, I’m sure, maybe a bird could bite. I have no idea I don’t, I don’t have birds. But you shouldn’t you shouldn’t just think about an injury from an animal being relegated to just a dog. It can come from all sorts of animals and we’re, of course, talking about mostly domestic animals here. We’re not going to get into the wild animal area. So the other thing that you need to consider when deciding whether you need to reach out to a personal injury attorney is the severity of your injuries. So if you had to go and seek medical attention, then you know that means that you incurred some medical expenses, even if your insurance paid you still incurred some medical expenses. So, that in and of itself should prompt you to to call an attorney to see if you do in fact have a case, you know, if you had to be off from work, you know it’s, those are all factors that you need to consider. If you have any additional questions about an animal attack instance that you’ve suffered, give me a call. Thanks, bye.
If you have any further questions do not hesitate to call Joy or her team at Douglass & Runger, PLLC at (901) 388-5805 relating to other questions about animal bite cases.