Dog Bites and Attacks in New Mexico
Dog bites and attacks are very common, but many people take no action as a response to dog bite incidents. Instead, they pay for their injuries on their own and never seek any restitution for the damages they have suffered. The damages that result from a dog bite can vary depending on the severity of the attack, but those damages are not only physical. There are very real psychological damages that are associated with dog bites that are also grounds for a lawsuit.
Irresponsible pet owners, such as those who let their dogs off of their leash on the streets, can be dangerous to all people. They are the ones who are responsible for their dogs and are the ones you will be suing if you are taking legal action as the result of a dog bite. Establishing liability in the pet owner is the first step in your lawsuit. If you provoked the dog that bit you, then you are the one that is responsible and not the owner. This is also true if you are unlawfully present on the property where that dog lives. If you are unlawfully present, then you cannot sue for damages as the result of a dog bite; however, if you were lawfully present and did not provoke the dog and were still bitten, then you have a case for a dog bite lawsuit.
If you are a victim of a dog bite and have suffered physical or emotional damages as a result, contact Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C.’s law office immediately. The sooner you file suit after a dog bite incident, the stronger your case will be.