If you or someone you know has been injured by a dog, either by a dog bite or knock down incident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Under Delaware law, a dog owner is responsible for any injury, death, and property damage caused by the dog, including payment of medical bills and pain and suffering.
Delaware’s dog bite law has done away with the “one free bite” rule of the common law, and it is not required to show that the dog had a propensity toward biting and aggression to be successful in a claim against the dog owner for damages caused by the dog. There are few defenses that the dog owner may avail himself of to escape liability. The dog owner will not be responsible for the dog’s damages if the victim was injured while trespassing or attempting to commit a crime on the dog owner’s property. There is also no liability on the dog owner if the dog was being teased, tormented, or abused at the time of the injury.
Tiffany M. Shrenk has represented individuals who have suffered injuries and damages as a result of a dog bite incident. She and her staff are compassionate and sympathetic to the stress injured individuals are under when involved in a legal claim and will guide their clients through the process, taking time to ensure that their clients understand the process of their case and are put at ease so that they can focus on their treatment and healing.
Tiffany offers free consultations for injured individuals at her office in Centreville, Delaware, just minutes north of Wilmington. Hospital and home visits may be arranged in the event your injuries make it too difficult to travel.