He’s not just a pet; he’s a part of your family. And when your furry friend becomes injured due to a defective pet access door, you have the right to file a lawsuit for compensation. While the court may decide your pet is more property and less companion, you may still receive compensation:
- For medical expenses
- For the replacement cost of a pet who died
- For the cost to repair or replace the pet access door
- For property damage caused by defective doors
We have a solid track record of litigating cases of pets injured due to improperly designed or installed pet access doors. If one of these situations has happened to you, call us today for a legal review of your case:
Door Is Too Small
In good faith, you purchased the size door designed to fit your pet. However, the door was too small, and your dog became stuck and subsequently injured. Injuries from this type of accident include abrasions, tail and rib fractures, and even nerve damage. They’re not only painful to your pet, but they can be expensive to treat, as well. Our lawyers can help you attain a settlement to pay for your pet’s medical care from this type of injury and for the cost to remove and replace the defective pet door.
Electronic Door Fails
Electronic pet access doors are designed to unlock when your dog approaches by using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) keys that react to an electronic chip in the dog’s collar. Just as your key card swipes you into and out of your office every day, RFID doors open only for the pet who’s wearing the magnetic collar. In this way, family cats remain inside while unwanted wildlife stays out. But if the electronic door fails, locking your pet outside without your knowledge, an accident can occur. Your pet could suffer injuries from a passing car or injuries from being subjected to extremes of temperature such as heat stroke or frostbite. Your pet could even be stolen.
If you’ve experienced loss or if your pet has been injured due to electronic door failure, the law is on your side, and we can help you navigate it to a convenient resolution.
Intruder Is Granted Access
You’ve heard the horror stories — a neighbor’s home is robbed when an intruder shimmies through the pet access door. Many of today’s door have safeguards in place to help prevent this from happening, glass panels that slide shut and lock when the family is sleeping or not at home, for instance. But should the safeguards fail and allow unauthorized access to your home, a lawyer may be able to help you gain compensation for stolen items and damages.
Leak Causes Property Damage
A pet access door that’s properly installed shouldn’t leak, but if a leak happens where it’s not supposed to, it can damage your pricey hardwood floors. When this happens, you need a lawyer who understands the law as it pertains to property damage. We can help you receive compensation for this type of damage caused by a defective door that leaks.
When you’ve taken special precautions to ensure your pet’s safety, and he becomes injured or worse because of a defective, improperly installed or malfunctioning pet access door, it’s time to call our toll-free number or fill out our free case-evaluation form. Our experienced attorneys have a long and proven record of helping pet owners just like you get justice for your family. You shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden of accumulating medical bills and property damage all alone. Let our talented team of professionals help you navigate the law as it pertains to damages sustained by defective pet access doors.