Dog attacks and dog bite cases in Southern Maryland are on the rise. Charles and St. Mary’s Counties have seen significant increases in population in the last 15 years. With the spread of development, more people live in close proximity, which increases the incidents of contact between people and dogs. These cases can present some of the most tragic personal injuries and the most complex legal issues.
Questions that often arise regarding dog bites
After being injured by a pet, the most common questions are:
- Did the dog ever attack anyone before or show aggressive behavior?
- Was the victim a guest of the owner or a trespasser on the property?
- Was the dog running “at large”?
- Will the owner’s insurance policy compensate the victim for injuries and expenses?
Our Maryland personal injury lawyers have litigated these matters in the Circuit Court and can give you sound advice on all of these issues. Do not believe that because you were attacked and injured by someone’s pet that an insurance company is going to automatically compensate you for your injuries and expenses. This is simply not true. We will assist you in identifying all sources of compensation and will advise you on the legal processes necessary to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
Contact Chapman & Bowling’s personal injury lawyers
If you or someone you know and love has been the victim of a dog bite, contact our lawyers. The Chapman & Bowling Maryland law firm has offices in La Plata, Waldorf, Lexington Park, and other areas by appointment.