A dog attack can quickly turn fatal for both adults and children, especially if the owner made no attempts to keep the animal under control. If a dog attack caused the loss of someone in your family, you may be able to hold the dog’s owner liable in a wrongful death lawsuit.
How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help After a Dog Attack
The loss of a loved one is never easy, but an untimely death can cause severe hardship for the victim’s parents and siblings. One of the major benefits of a lawsuit is holding the negligent person accountable for the suffering they have caused, forcing them to take responsibility for their actions, as well as possibly preventing a similar tragedy in the future.
We can provide guidance after a loved one’s death by:
Explaining your options.
Your loved one’s estate has the right to hire an attorney to help with legal proceedings. It does not cost anything to speak with us, and you will not pay us for our services until the conclusion of your case.
Handling legal and financial matters.
We know that you are overwhelmed by the emotional trauma and the business involved when a loved one dies. We can take as much of the paperwork off your plate as possible, giving you the time you need to grieve.
We can investigate whether the owner was aware of the dog’s tendency to attack or if the dog previously injured someone in the past. If the owner was previously sued for a dog bite injury, they may be required to pay double the amount of damages in your case.
Calculating your losses.
While no amount of money can make up for your untimely loss, we can help you collect payment for medical bills, funeral expenses, and the loss of your family member’s income and contributions to the household.
Have You Been Injured By A Dog?
If you've been bitten or injured by a dog in you need to speak with an experienced dog bite lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Cranston office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help accident victims in Providence, Warwick and all areas of Rhode Island.