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Dogs are often thought of as cute, friendly, even cuddly pets. But what happens when these pets turn fierce, angry, and violent? At Gerling Law, our professional team knows all too well about dog bite accidents. Regardless of how or why the attack took place, someone should be held accountable for their pet’s actions.
If you or someone you know has recently been involved in a dog bite accident, and you’re in the Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Owensboro, then contact our professional team today. Let us help you with this legal process.

Your Dog Bite Accident Attorney

According to DogsBite.org, in 2017, 39 dog bite-related fatalities occurred throughout the United States. Further, pit bulls contributed to 74 percent (or 29) of these deaths.
When a dog bite injury does occur, it can range from mild to severe, and include any of the following: punctures, lacerations, abrasions, nerve damage, tissue avulsion, severe bleeding, broken bones, and more. What seems like a small or standard injury can even lead to a serious infection, resulting in more damage.
Dog bite accidents generally occur because the dog in question is being neglected, abused, or does not have proper restraints. Regardless, the owner of the dog is still responsible for his or her pet’s actions. Specifically, the owner could be held accountable for all damages caused by the dog bite accident.
Those who suffer from a dog bite accident may experience any of the following damages: medical bills, missed wages, therapy, physical therapy, scarring, expensive treatment, and more. A professional attorney can help you get compensation for these damages.

Contact a Dog Bite Accident Attorney

Dog bite accidents are unfortunate, yet, someone needs to take responsibility for the damage. You do not deserve to suffer due to someone else’s pet. You also do not have to face this legal process alone. Contact Gerling Law today. Let our team successfully help you move forward.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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