Dog Bites or Attacks

Lawyer Nancy Cronin has more than 25 years of experience successfully litigating animal bite personal injury cases.

What to do if you are the victim of an animal bite or attack?

Here is what we recommend you do if you are injured by an animal.

Call 911 and Seek Medical Treatment

If necessary, call 911 and the police department.  In some instances, Animal Welfare will be called to the scene to determine if the dog should be quarantined.

Document the scene as much as you can - take photos and videos

After your medical attention, please take photos or videos of your injuries.  Also, if possible, obtain the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.

DO NOT Give A Statement

If the businesses insurance company calls you –  refer them to us (after we take your case)

DO NOT Post on Social Media

Don’t announce the injuries or events

Contact Us

We will obtain the medical records, medical bills, Police Reports, Animal Welfare investigations, and reports. We will contact any witnesses and visit the scene of the incident, if possible.

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Animal Bite Injuries

If you or your loved one is the victim of a dog bite or attack, there is no doubt that it was a scary event that can traumatize a person for life.

If you have been attacked by a dog in New Mexico, the law allows you to file lawsuits to recover compensation. 

In order to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner or owner of the property where it occurred, we must prove that the dog owner must have known that the dog had exhibited aggressive behavior toward a person in the past.

If that is established, we will file a lawsuit alleging that the dog owner or owner of the property acted negligently when they failed to reasonably control their dog to prevent the dog from biting you.

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Animal Bites Compensation

You generally only have three years to file your dog bite injury claims.  However, proper medical attention is the most important priority, and some clients need to address this issue right away.

If your loved one or you were bitten on the face, it raises concerns about scarring and disfigurement in the future.  We can assure you obtain the best possible medical care to avoid these types of damages.

These are some of the damages we can obtain:

Medical bills

Pain and suffering

Lost wages

Emotional trauma

Are you or a loved one a victim of a dog attack accident?