An individual who is injured by a dog bite should contact a personal injury lawyer. This type of lawyer provides representation to people who have been either physically or psychologically injured by the action or inaction of another, according to the Legal Information Institute.
Personal injury lawyers typically specialize in tort law, which is meant to provide monetary relief to those who have been harmed or an injunction to protect others from harmful conduct, according to the Legal Information Institute. They are able to determine complicated legal rights, who the claim should be brought against, and what damages the injured party is entitled to recover.
An individual who has been injured by a dog bite may be entitled to receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Some dog bite injuries may even warrant the award of punitive damages.