Dog Bites in New Mexico
Let Our Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyer Help You
Many people consider dogs as man’s best friend. However, they still
have a propensity to attack and cause both physical and psychological
injuries. If you were recently bitten or attacked by a dog, you may be
able to hold the dog owner liable for the harm caused by their canine
With more than a decade of experience,
The Romero Law Firm, P.A. understands what it takes to recover your entitled compensation. Our Albuquerque
personal injury lawyer is familiar with the policies and conditions of
homeowner’s insurance policies and general umbrella insurance to
find solutions for obtaining monetary damages for our clients’ injuries.
New Mexico Dog Bite Laws
New Mexico does not have specific dog bit statutes; however, a dog owner
is liable for a person’s injuries when they knew the dog was vicious
or they knew of a previous incident where the dog had demonstrated vicious
behavior. If the dog owner says they did not know that their dog was vicious,
the court will assess whether they should have known.
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Victims of dog bites and attacks are not only compensated for their medical
expenses, but can be compensated for psychological trauma and counseling,
permanent and temporary disability, loss wages, plastic surgery to correct
scarring, and pain and suffering. At times, punitive damages may be awarded
if the dog owner was extraordinarily negligent. Our
Albuquerque personal injury lawyer can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your legal options
to develop an effective case strategy for you.
Contact us and discuss your legal options right away.