If you have been bitten or injured by a dog or a different animal, you may be able to seek legal action against the owner of the pet. Injuries inflicted from a dog bite oftentimes lead to expensive medical bills, emotional trauma, and more. In order to ensure that you do not find yourself in financial hardship due to being bitten by a dog, it may be a good idea to contact an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer from Atkins & Markoff. Our lawyers will work with you one-on-one to establish liability and help you receive the financial compensation you deserve. We understand that medical bills can quickly add up and more serious injuries could come as a result of a dog bite, which is why we believe in working with each and every client to make sure the case is handled in the fairest manner possible.
Facts About Oklahoma’s Dog Bite Law
Here at Atkins & Markoff, we have taken the time to do our research and understand the ins and outs of Oklahoma’s dog bite law. While every state has different laws when it comes to injuries from dog bites, Oklahoma law states that pet owners can be held responsible for injuries caused by their pets to other people. There are various exceptions to this, which is why it is important for you to contact a lawyer at Atkins & Markoff immediately if you have been injured by a dog. Our lawyers will go over Oklahoma state law with you in detail, ensuring you have a good grasp of what your rights are. This will also allow us to determine whether or not you have a case and are able to pursue legal action against the pet owner.
Common Injuries From Dog Bites
There are numerous types of injuries that can occur as a result of a dog bite. From minor puncture wounds to more serious tears and scarring, the actual injury from the bite is oftentimes not the main concern. Dog bites can result in a serious infection, including tetanus, staph infections, and blood poisoning. As dogs can carry around dangerous bacteria in their mouths, it is very important that you seek medical attention immediately after a dog bite of any kind. Your physician will be able to clean the affected area and sterilize it, ensuring there is no ensuing infection. Whether the area bitten by the dog becomes infected or not, it is likely that you should receive adequate compensation for the medical bills and emotional trauma.
Contact Atkins & Markoff About Your Dog Bite
Our attorneys at Atkins & Markoff have a great deal of experience working with individuals who have sustained an injury as the result of a dog bite. We understand how terrifying an animal attack can be and will work with you to ensure that you are properly compensated. As every state’s law is different, our lawyers will also meet with you and go over Oklahoma’s law, helping you understand your legal rights. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog or another animal, please contact Atkins & Markoff today to see how we can help you!