Rhode Island Dog Bite Lawyer
Helping People Injured in Animal Attacks
When a dog gets out of control and bites someone, the resulting injuries can be extremely serious and devastating. If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible to learn the options available to you.
I’m Richard Tallo, an experienced Rhode Island personal injury trial lawyer. To learn more about recovering compensation for your dog bite injuries, contact me at my offices in Providence. I charge no attorneys fees unless I am successful at helping you get money damages.
Holding Dog Owners Accountable for the Safety of Others
An animal’s behavior is often unpredictable, and dog bites can cause very serious injuries, including permanent scarring on the face, hands, arms, legs or elsewhere.
In Rhode Island dog owners are required to take appropriate steps to guard against dog bite injuries. If you’ve been injured due to a dog bite that occurred anywhere — on the dog owner’s property, on a busy sidewalk, in a park or elsewhere — you may be legally entitled to compensation from the owner or his or her homeowner’s insurance carrier.
I am experienced at helping clients obtain fair verdicts and settlements addressing both the short-term effects and permanent consequences of dog bites and other animal attacks.
Investigating Your Case to Determine Legal Responsibility
You may have heard that dog owners get a “free” first bite before they are legally responsible for their dogs’ behavior. Under Rhode Island law, this is only true if the incident occurred in the enclosed area where the dog lives and the dog has never shown any sign of vicious tendencies.
In many cases, a dog may never have bit someone before, but it may have demonstrated aggression in other ways.
If you are unsure whether you are entitled to compensation, it is always best to consult a lawyer who has experience with these types of cases. If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, don’t hesitate to contact me. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Se habla español.