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Maine Dog Bite Lawyers

If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Maine, let us be your advocate

Americans love their dogs. There are more than 78 million dogs living as pets in U.S. households, an increase of more than 20 million just in the past two decades. They are trusted companions, living in our homes, playing with our children, sharing parks and other spaces in our communities.

But we all know that dogs―even family pets―can bite people. That is a terrifying experience to go through, and dog bites can inflict long-lasting physical and emotional damage.

Roughly 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in America, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA). Many of these result in serious injury, and in some cases the injury can be fatal. At particularly high risk are children.

Dog bites often occur when owners neglect or abuse their animals, when they fail to control them properly, or when they are not leashed or kept in an enclosed area. Dog owners are ultimately responsible for the actions of their animals. Our dog bite injury attorneys have the skills, experience, and toughness to ensure that you are compensated fully for your injuries and other damages.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation.

For the best results, go to the best Maine dog bite injury lawyers

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S.

We have obtained several of the largest jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about medical issues and skilled at proving fault, documenting the extent of your losses, and ensuring you receive full compensation.

We are also the leading law firm in Maine for representing families who have lost loved ones because of wrongful death. In cases of wrongful death involving a dog attack, we will not rest until we win your case and the dog owners are held accountable.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

You focus on recovery. We take care of the rest.

After a dog bite injury, your attention is pulled away from the one place where it should be ― on your health and recovery. Instead, you face the pressure of creditors, employers, and insurance companies that often try to place the blame on you, the victim.

We can turn the tables in your favor. While our lawyers aggressively work to maximize your financial award, our caring and responsive staff can help reduce stress during your recovery. We take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.

With us in your corner, you can focus on your health, and get back to living your life.

LET US HELP YOU WIN

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights.

Dog Bite Injury Tips and Tools: What do I do after a dog attack in Maine?

The most important thing to do after a dog attack is to make sure you and any other individuals harmed by the dog seek medical attention. As soon as possible after you receive medical care, taking the following steps can help support your claim in the event that you need to file a personal injury lawsuit:

  • Alert local police and/or animal control

  • Obtain contact information for any witnesses

  • Identify the dog and the animal’s owner if possible

  • Take photos and/or video of your injuries and, if possible, the location where the incident occurred

  • Do not give statements to the owner or caretaker of the animal or talk to their insurance company without first consulting with an attorney

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Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.