Alaska Dog Bite Injury Lawyer
Every year, thousands of people are bitten or attacked by pet animals—dogs, goats, and other livestock, in Alaska every year and suffer serious injuries. Under Alaska law, pet owners can be held strictly liable for the behavior of their animals. Also, pet owners can be held liable for their negligent handling of their dogs and other livestock. If you have been bitten or injured by a dog or other kind of pet animal or livestock, you have the right to seek money damages from the insurance company. The Law Office of Chadwick P. McGrady, P.C., is ready to efficiently and effectively negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurance company.
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Located in Palmer, Alaska, the firm represents clients in Palmer, Wasilla as well as communities throughout Alaska. Contact attorney Chad McGrady to schedule a free consultation about your dog bite claim as soon as possible.
What to do if you have been bitten by a dog or other pet animal:
- Get names, addresses and contact phone numbers from witnesses at the scene.
- Seek medical attention immediately. Let a physician determine the full extent of your injuries. You will need to have your doctor visit and treatment plan on record.
- Do NOT negotiate a settlement directly with the animal's owner. Everything you say or do will be used against you in the event the insurance company fights your claim
- Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible
Sue the Insurance Company, Not the Individual Pet Owner
Many dog bite victims are concerned about suing a friend or family member after a dog bite. Remember, most pet owners carry homeowner insurance to guard against lawsuits from their dogs or other pet animals. That means that you will be suing an insurance company — possibly your own insurance policy — rather than an individual. In many cases, the pet owner will be unaffected by the lawsuit.
Protect your rights after a dog bite or animal attack. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer who will make a difference. Discuss your claim with attorney Chadwick McGrady as soon as possible. Contact the firm's office to arrange a free consultation.