An animal attack can have significant implications and can lead to severe physical and psychological trauma for the victim.  While the most common animal attacks are dog attacks, any animal can cause injury to a person and if the attack or incident occurred due to the negligence of another you could be entitled to compensation.

Animal Attack Injuries

Animal attacks can result in a wide range of injuries, varying in severity and long-term impact. Common injuries include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve damages
  • Scratches
  • Bruising
  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disfigurements and scarring
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Determining liability in animal attack cases can be complex, as it depends on various factors, including the animal’s species, the circumstances surrounding the incident, if the animal in question had a known pre-existing predication to do the sort of thing that lead to the injury (i.e.: a history of being aggressive towards animals or people, a history of reacting negatively to loud sounds or busy environments, etc.) . In general, animal owners are responsible for the actions of their animals and may be held liable for any injuries they cause. 

If you have suffered from an animal attack it is important to get as much information as you can about the owner of the animal, the circumstances of the attack, witness contact information and statements, and any other information you can.  Photographs of the injuries are often helpful in proving your claim.  It is also important to report the attack/incident to animal control authorities as they will assist in investigating the incident and help to ensure that another such attack does not occur.  Often home-owner or renter’s umbrella insurance will respond to animal attack claims. 

Animal attacks can result in significant medical bills, especially for psychological counseling or plastic/reconstructive surgery. If you or a loved one have been injured in an animal attack, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in an animal attack, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. 

Yukon Animal Attack Lawyers

Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help evaluate your case and make sure you get everything you are entitled to if you were attacked by an animal due to the negligence of another. Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation about your case.