Albuquerque Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
When you leave your home, you are exposed to a risk of suffering a dog bite. Although it may not be an every-day occurrence, dog bites occur more commonly than you may think. And, when a dog bit happens, the injuries can be disfiguring and even life threatening in severe cases. It is not uncommon for dog bite victims to receive significant scarring and permanent disfigurement.
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman represents individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of a dog bite. Whether you were the one who endured a dog bite or your child has suffered dog bite injuries, we can help to secure a financial recovery from those whose negligence contributed to your injuries.
Under New Mexico law, an individual can be held financially responsible for injuries resulting from a dog bite:
- First; dog owners and handlers are legally responsible if they knew or should have known that the dog had a propensity to be violent toward humans which would be established per se if the dog had previously bitten someone;
- Alternatively, even if the dog had not previously evidenced a propensity toward violence, the owner or handler may be held liable if he or she failed to take reasonable steps to control the dog under the circumstances.
Dog bites can cause catastrophic injuries. Innocent children may approach a dog with the best of intentions and then be left with puncture wounds, lacerations, scarring and nerve damages, subjecting them to pain, suffering and potentially ridicule. It is hardly surprising that post-traumatic stress is commonplace after dog bite incidents.
In New Mexico, as in many states, most dogs get a “get out of jail free card” on their first bite, as reasonable owners would not likely be expected to anticipate that the dog would lash out. An exception exists in the case of dangerous breeds, like Pit Bulls, Dobermans and Rotweilers.
Our experienced dog bite injury lawyers can help you if you’ve been injured in a dog bite incident. Don’t hesitate to call us for a FREE consultation. We have helped many others in your situation.