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What If I Was Bitten By A Friend Or Neighbor’s Dog?

Posted onNovember 11, 2016

Dog bites are one of the most common injuries today. Every year, many people are bitten by dogs belonging to their friends or neighbors. Statistics show that half of all people bitten by dogs are children. The majority of these dog bites require some sort of medical treatment. This is especially true if the dogs owner cannot provide proof of current rabies vaccinations. If you or a loved one have been injured by a friends or neighbor’s dog, consult a Tulsa dog bite attorney for advice.
Oklahoma has strict laws regarding dog bite liability. In Tulsa, Oklahoma dog owners are responsible for any injuries to others as a result of an unprovoked attack. Dogs that have been proven to be a danger to others in the community may be ordered to be kept in an enclosure and walked only on a leash with a muzzle in place. The dog’s owner would also be required to post an insurance policy of at least $50,000.00 in case an accident occurs.
If you were bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to recover some of the costs related to the attack. In addition to your medical bills, you may also be able to get money for:

  • Loss of past, present and future income
  • Money for travel to medical treatment
  • Psychological counseling
  • Cost of fences or other barriers necessary to keep dogs out
  • Money for pain and suffering

Contact a Tulsa dog bite lawyer today if you have been injured and need representation in a personal injury case. Our firm has many years experience in personal injury law and will work hard to get you the money you deserve for your injuries.

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