Dog bites can be very serious and very traumatic. Dog attacks can result in disfiguring facial injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and puncture wounds. Often they result in significant scarring, as well as the risk of infection. Sadly, children are the most common victims of dog bites. This ends up being a very stressful situation for both parent and child.
The owner is responsible for the behavior of their dog. If you or your child are bitten, they are liable. Maine law does not necessarily require that the dog have a history of aggressive behavior for charges to be filed. So not every dog gets “one free bite” as the public often thinks. If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Maine, call a Portland, ME, dog bite lawyer at Lowry & Associates today.