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A dog that you knew well has bitten your child. Your first instinct is fear and rage. You can’t believe that your child has suffered this injury and, as a parent, you are all set to fight for your child’s full and just recovery.

That is exactly what you should do; however, how you do it matters greatly.

Since you know the dog that attacked your child well, then you likely also know the dog’s owner well. That owner may be a friend, neighbor, or relative. It might be someone who is important in your life and with whom you want to continue a relationship, despite what has happened.

You Can Do Both

It is possible both to protect your child’s rights to aggressively and also to keep your relationship with the dog owner. However, you have to be careful in how you pursue your child’s recovery. For example, our Des Moines dog bite lawyers recommend that you:

  • Refrain from yelling or making threats. This won’t help your child and may harm your relationship with the dog owner.
  • Understand how your child’s claim will likely be paid. Insurance may cover your child’s injuries—and the money may not come from the dog owner’s pocket.
  • Understand your child’s rights and how you can pursue them. Accurate knowledge can help you make the best possible decisions.

An experienced Des Moines personal injury lawyer can help you make good decisions during this difficult time.

Call a Des Moines Personal Injury Attorney Today to Learn More

Our lawyers welcome your inquiry via this website or at 1-800-800-5678. Together, we will work hard to get your child the recovery that he or she deserves while respecting your personal relationships.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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