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Three Important Things to Know If You’ve Been Bitten by a Dog in Des Moines

This is unlike any accident injury that you’ve ever known or even considered. An anonymous drunk driver or a stranger did not hurt you. Instead, a dog bit you in your Des Moines neighborhood. It may have even been a dog that you knew well. What can you do? What you are rights and what happens next?

Three Things You Need to Know About Iowa Dog Bite Law

If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Iowa then you are likely concentrating on your physical and emotional recoveries. At the same time, it is important to know the facts about your possible legal and financial recoveries. Specifically, in Iowa:

  • A dog owner is strictly liable for a victim’s dog bite injury with limited exceptions.
  • Victims may recover for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and permanent disfigurements.
  • You may have the right to bring a “dog bite” personal injury case if the dog attacked you and caused injury without actually biting you.

Your legal and financial recovery may give you the resources that you need to maximize your physical recovery and to remove any financial burden that has been caused by your dog bite injuries.

Call a Des Moines Dog Bite Attorney for Help

If you have been injured by a dog in Des Moines, or elsewhere in Iowa, then a Des Moines personal injury lawyer may be able to help you with your recovery. Please remember that even if the dog belonged to your neighbor, friend, or relative, it is likely the insurance company that is going to pay for your dog bite injury and recovery.

For more information, please contact our experienced Des Moines personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We can be reached via this website or by calling 1-800-800-5678. We also invite you to request a FREE copy of our dog bites brochure to learn more about your rights and possible recovery.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham