Dog Bite Injury Attorney

No one loves dogs more than the attorneys at Dross Berman LLC.  Unfortunately, a dog bite or dog attack can lead to serious injury and, in rare instances, even death.  A dog owner may be financially responsible for your injuries if you have been bitten or attacked by a dog. Speaking to a dog bite lawyer or attorney is key to seeing if you have a viable claim. The attorneys at Dross Berman are experienced in providing top-quality legal services to help you recover damages if you are injured by a dog bite, whether it is caused by a negligent owner or a dangerous dog.

Do I need a Dog Bite Injury Attorney if I have been Attacked or Bitten by a Dog?

If you are bitten or attacked by a dog, you should reach out to a qualified dog bite injury attorney for a free consultation. During this consultation, your lawyer will evaluate your case and discuss with you the viability of moving forward with a claim. The experienced team at Dross Berman works with dog bite victims in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. Contact us for a free consultation!

개 공격으로 인한 부상이 흔한가요?

More common than you would think – over 1% of American visit the emergency room each year due to a dog bite attack.  In 2019, 48 Americans were killed by a dog, and in 2015, over 850,000 people receive medical treatment as a result of a dog attack.  Despite the high number of dog attacks, only 15,000-16,000 people receive compensation.  The average compensation for a dog bite is approximately $29,000.00.  The value of your dog attack claim is dependent on many factors, all of which your dog bite injury attorney can discuss with you.

누가 개 물린 주장에 대한 지불?

Most people do not realize that a homeowners or renter’s insurance policy will cover a dog bite claim.  If you have been bitten, obtaining the dog owner’s insurance policy is an important first step in receiving compensation. Suing for dog bites or filing dog bite lawsuits is one of the best ways to recover payment for injuries or a dog bite claim – to do this successfully, speaking with a dog bite attorney is key!

어떤 상황에서 개 물린 부상에 대한 보상을받을 수 있습니까?

Simply being bitten may not be enough to receive financial compensation.  To recover compensation as a result of a dog bite injury, the victim must prove that the dog’s owner was negligent (Learn More About Suing for Dog Bites). There are several ways to prove negligence, and each dog bite presents a unique set of circumstances.  Some ways a dog owner may be negligent include:

  • 개는 끈없이 공공 장소에서 있습니다.
  • 개는 물거나 침략의 역사를 가지고있다.
  • 주인은 어린 아이 주위에 자신의 개를 감독하지 못합니다.
  • The owner fails to control the dog, who is exhibiting aggressive behavior.
  • The landlord knew a dangerous dog was on their premises but failed to evict or remove the owner.

"한 입"규칙이 있는 것이 사실입니까?

A common misconception of dog bite claims is that a dog owner gets “one free bite.”  In other words, unless the dog has bitten people before, you will not be able to receive compensation for your injuries.  This is not the case.  Each state has separate and unique dog bite laws, and it is very important that you retain a dog bite attorney who understands the differences.


Maryland imposes a “strict liability” policy on dog bites.  However, the dog owner will not be responsible for the dog bite if they can prove that they did not know or should have known that their dog was dangerous.  The burden of proof is on the dog owner to establish that they did not know their dog was dangerous.  Further, if the dog was “at large,” meaning not on a leash, the owner is held strictly liable for the injury.

Some counties in Maryland, such as Prince George’s County, have breed restrictions and do not allow their residents to own a pit bull.

컬럼비아 특별구

컬럼비아 특별구는 피해자가 개 주인이 과실, 개가 크고, 개가 이전에 누군가를 물렸다는 것을 증명하도록 요구합니다.


컬럼비아 특별구와 마찬가지로 버지니아는 "엄격한 책임"법령을 가지고 있지 않으며 피해자가 개에게 물린 것을 복구하기 위해 과실을 증명하도록 요구합니다.  버지니아 개 소유자는 반려견의 성향을 알고 예측 가능한 피해를 예방해야 합니다.

If a dog owner knows or should know that their dog might cause injury, they have a duty to use ordinary care to prevent injury to others. If an owner fails to perform this duty, then he is negligent.

또한, 반려견의 소유자는 일반적인, 자연적 성향 또는 특성 및 성향이나 특성에 대해 알고 있거나 알고 있어야 하는 이 경우 동물 특유의 성향이나 특성을 주의해야 합니다. 이러한 성향이나 특성이 부상을 입을 가능성이 있는 경우, 소유자는 합리적으로 예측 가능한 부상을 방지하기 위해 일반 관리를 사용할 의무가 있습니다. 소유자가이 의무를 수행하지 못하면, 그는 과실이다.

반려견 주인이 과실임을 어떻게 증명합니까?

Hiring the right attorney to investigate and prove negligence is an essential first step in receiving compensation for a dog bite injury.  There are several ways to prove that the dog owner was negligent, including, but not limited to:

  • Obtaining the “bite report” or incident report from the police department or local animal control agency.
  • 강아지의 주인에게서 강아지의 역사를 알아낸다.
  • 과거에 개에 대한 자신의 관찰에 대해 이웃에게 말하기.
  • 사건을 서면으로 자세히 설명하고 문서화합니다.
  • 수의사를 통해 강아지의 병력을 획득.
  • 그들이 존재하는 경우 순종 / 교육 학교 기록을 얻기.
  • 부상 의 치료에 관한 의료 보고서.
  • 증인 진술을 얻습니다.

개에게 물린 사람들은 일반적으로 어떤 부상을 입습니까?

우리는 개 물린 또는 공격으로 인한 충격적으로 심각한 부상을 보았다.  여기에는 다음이 포함될 수 있습니다.

  • 찔린 상처
  • 상처와 타박상
  • 손가락 의 손실
  • 흉터
  • 부러진 뼈
  • 외상성 뇌 손상
  • 감염

개 물린 부상의 피해자는 다음과 같은 보상을받을 권리가있을 수 있습니다 :

  • 의료비
  • 손실 된 소득
  • 고통과 고통
  • 손상 또는 흉터
  • 정신적
  • 흉터 개정에 대한 미래의 치료

Contact One of the Dog Bite Lawyers at Dross Berman Today!

If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, please contact the dog bite injury lawyers at Dross Berman LLC for a free consultation.

Dog Bite Reports

If a dog bites you, you should file a bite report with the proper authorities and request a bite report for that dog’s biting history. For information about where to file or obtain a report, you can check out the following links for nearby counties in DC, Maryland, and Virginia:


Montgomery County Animal Services

Prince George’s County

Anne Arundel County

Howard County


Fairfax County

Loudon County



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Why Choose Dross Berman’s Dog Bite Attorneys?

We believe that you are entitled to the best legal representation possible, and we are committed to providing that to all of our clients! We have decades of experience in dog bite cases, have recovered significant compensation for our clients, and we have the accolades to prove it with a 10.0 Avvo rating, Bethesda Magazine Top Attorney Award, Super Lawyers awards, being listed as a Top Lawyer in the Washingtonian, and a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list! You can also check out our reviews to see what our satisfied clients have to say!

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