Dog Bite Attorney
Millions of Americans are bitten by dogs every year. In Oklahoma, owners are held liable if their dog injures another person.
Because a bite can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries, victims need the help of dog bite attorney Joey Chiaf in Oklahoma City, OK.
Here's what to do if you have suffered a dog bite...
Essential Next Steps Following a Dog Bite
Get Medical Attention
If you or a loved one are seriously injured by a dog, get medical care for the bite as soon as possible. Dog bites that break the skin can leave you susceptible to serious infections or even rabies.
Document the Attack
If possible, take pictures of your wounds before they are treated. Keep track of any medical bills or other expenses associated with the injury. Photos and documents can be used to build your dog bite case.
Exchange InformationWrite down the name and contact information of the owner so that they can be reached in the future.
Collect Witness Information
If any bystanders witness the attack, collect their names and contact information. This can help your dog bite lawyer build a compelling case.
Call an Attorney
A dog bite lawyer can guide you through the next steps. By calculating the full extent of your injuries, establishing liability, and building a strong case, Joey Chiaf in Oklahoma City, OK, can help you recover fair compensation.
Contact Chiaf Law Offices for Your Free Consultation
If you or a family member is a dog bite victim, we can help determine if you have a case. Joey Chiaf has been practicing personal injury law for over 35 years and has successfully represented many dog bite victims in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and other parts of the state. Mr. Chiaf is a dog bite lawyer who is proud to offer:
- Free consultations: We can review your case at no cost.
- Contingency-based services: Our dog bite lawyer does not charge any fees unless he makes a successful recovery.
Joey Chiaf is also a member of many distinguished legal organizations, including:
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Lawyers for Working Oklahomans
Receive a complimentary review of your case by contacting us online or calling our Oklahoma City law firm:
Rated 5 Stars by Clients
"I would like to thank Chiaf Law Firm for their marvelous and dedicated service. He is the best lawyer in Oklahoma in his field." Richard Greene, Client
An Attorney Can Help You...
Determine If You Have a Case
Dog bite laws vary from state to state. Joey Chiaf has been a personal injury lawyer in Oklahoma for over 35 years. He can examine the facts, investigate applicable laws, and work with dog bite experts to determine whether you have a case.
Recover the Maximum Compensation
While Oklahoma dog owners and their insurance companies are interested in protecting themselves, Joey Chiaf is committed to protecting the victims. He uses his law degree to help everyday people. If the pet owner's insurance company is not offering a fair settlement, Joey Chiaf is not afraid to go to court to recover the compensation you deserve.
Protect Other People
By pursuing a dog bite case, you can ensure that a dangerous dog is required to wear a muzzle, always be leashed, and have liability insurance. In this way, you can protect others from becoming victims of dog attacks.
Who Is Responsible for a Dog Bite Injury?
Oklahoma dog owners are liable for any personal injuries and damages caused when their dog injures someone:
- Without being provoked: If the dog owner can prove that a threatening or aggressive gesture caused the dog to attack, it can hurt your case.
- While he or she is in a place where they have the right to be: If you were trespassing when the dog attack occurred, it can weaken your case.
- Who did not receive a warning: If the dog owner can argue that you received a warning regarding the dog, but did not take these warnings into account, the outcome of your case may also be affected.
What Clients Are Saying
"Anyone who has been hurt in an accident should call Chiaf law firm. They have a network of doctors that can help you without payment up front." Micah B., Client
Don't Delay The Statute of Limitations Is Two Years
If you were bitten by a dog, you should contact a law firm as soon as possible to ensure that you don't run out of time. A statute of limitations is a time limit on being able to file a personal injury lawsuit. In Oklahoma, dog attack victims must file their lawsuit within two years after the date of the injury.
When you work with our Oklahoma City, OK, law firm, we will ensure that all of the legal requirements are met in time. Our law firm is centrally located in Oklahoma City, making it accessible to clients from Tulsa, Lawton, Stillwater, and other parts of the state.