Dog Bites in Meridian | Richard Schwartz In Mississippi, there are laws that protect the victims of dog bites. If you were bitten by another person's dog, then you may be entitled to compensation to pay for lost income, health-care expenses and other damages. A Meridian personal-injury attorney from Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. can evaluate your case to determine if you may have valid grounds for a lawsuit. Schedule a consultation by calling (601) 869-0696. Mississippi applies the "one bite rule" to these cases. Under this rule, home and dog owners have no duty to warn or protect others against dog attacks or bites if there was no prior knowledge that the animal could be aggressive. There are some exceptions to this rule, however, including ownership of an aggressive breed such as a pit bull. If the claimant can show that the dog owner knew of the animal's aggressive behavior yet failed to prevent the attack by keeping the dog restrained or confined in a kennel, then the claimant may be able to file a successful lawsuit against the dog owner. Taking legal action not only can help pay for expenses related to the attack, but it may also prevent the same from happening to another person. If you were attacked by a dog, then a Meridian personal-injury lawyer from Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. can guide you through the claims process. We can gather evidence, structure your claim, handle settlement negotiations and, if necessary, litigate your case in court. Call
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