Dogs can be man’s best friend.  Most of us who own dogs truly love them and grieve when they are gone.  Dogs often become part of our Family.  But some dogs aren’t all that friendly.  If you’ve ever been bitten by a dog, you know how scary and painful it can be.  All it takes is one bite or attack and you could become afraid of dogs the rest of your life.  Indianapolis dog bite Lawyers at  StewartWood Injury Lawyers have represented hundreds of dog attack victims.  Usually, you know the family who owns the dog.  It could be your friend or neighbor.  It could even be a family member’s dog.  But sometimes, the dog’s owner is a complete stranger. Regardless of who owns the dog, you will almost always need the help of a personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis to file a claim for damages. 

Not ALL lawyers are the same. If the case needs to go to trial, StewartWood has years of experience preparing for and being aggressive in the Court Room.  Some lawyers do NOT like or want to be in a Court Room or have a Jury Trial. Insurance Companies know that the lawyers at StewartWood will go to trial.

StewartWood Injury lawyers has the financial war chest to hire needed Experts, do a complete investigation and bring witnesses and evidence to trial. 

Indiana has dog bite laws just like most States. These laws are meant to protect people from getting attacked by a dog in any place.  Even when the attack happens in/at a private home or office,  Indiana still imposes a duty on the owner and will hold them responsible. Your dog bite attorney can help you get compensation for your injuries.  It doesn’t matter where it took place, if you were attacked by a dog, you may have a claim for damages. Call the expert lawyers at StewartWood to speak with our experienced professionals about your dog bite case. We will answer all of your questions and provide guidance and solid advice on how you should proceed. Our team will take over the burden of the case and dealing with the powerful Insurance Company, keeping them from taking advantage of you during a potentially vulnerable time in your life. 


Is your insurance company downplaying your pain after a dog bite? Are they ignoring how an injury has impacted your life?

Our StewartWood Team are here to fight back. Too often, insurance bullies take advantage of people after a severe dog bit injury and turn against them.

If your insurance company refuses to take you seriously, tell them, “Call my lawyer!” With StewartWood by your side, insurance bullies will know you mean business.

With our track record of successful settlements and court verdicts, we know how serious and far-reaching a dog bite injury can be — an injury can disrupt every aspect of your life, including your health, work, relationships, emotional wellbeing, and ability to enjoy your passions. Our attorneys live and work in the same neighborhoods as our clients, giving us a deep understanding of the challenges they face.

Don’t rely on the insurance company to do the right thing and value your unique story. Call or text us, tell us about your injury, and find out how we can help get your life back to normal.

How Much is My Dog Bite Case Worth?

It’s impossible to say for sure how much any injury case is worth.  The same is true for dog bite cases.  It depends on how badly you were injured.  It also has to do with who was at fault. Dog bite cases can be complex.  Every case is different.  It’s the same for all other kinds of personal injury cases.   There are a few factors that can help determine what your case may be worth.  Some of these factors include:

  • How serious were your injuries
  • Did you have a lot of medical bills related to your dog bite
  • Did you lose any earnings or future earnings
  • How bad were your pain and suffering
  • Are you going to need future medical care, such as reconstructive surgery
  • how bad and where is any permanent scaring and will it affect you're  movement

The Indianapolis Dog Bite Attorneys at StewartWood Injury Lawyers will work hard to look at all of the factors to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.

What Damages Can I Obtain Compensation for After a Dog Bite?

When it comes to dog bite cases, one of the biggest factors in whether or not you’re disfigured as a result of the bite. Your overall physical injuries are also considered. It could take weeks or months to recover from your attack. You may need surgery and physical therapy. It can be quite sometime before your doctors know just how bad your injuries are. Once your injuries start to heal, your physician will have a better idea of whether you’ll need cosmetic surgery. This will depend on the part of your body that was injured. If it was your face or neck, there’s a good chance you’ll have some scarring. If this scarring is permanent, you’ll be entitled to additional compensation.

 We can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you do need cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, it usually isn’t covered by your insurance. This means you’ll have to pay for this out of pocket. You’re entitled to be compensated for these costs. The defendant should be held accountable.

Medical Bills

  • First aid
  • Ambulance
  • Emergency room
  • Hospital admissions
  • Medications
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychological counseling
  • Future scar revision procedures
  • Future medications

The defendant (or their insurance) should be held liable for these expenses. Your Indianapolis dog bite attorney will demand that they reimburse you for these costs.

Lost Wages and Lost Future Earnings

If you’re out of work for a while due to your injuries, you’ll be entitled to lost wages. The general rule is that you have to miss at least a week or more from work to demand lost wages. If you miss a significant amount of time from work, your lawyer will demand compensation. If you end up permanently disabled after your attack, you can demand lost future earnings. If you can’t do the same kind of work after your dog bite, you can demand compensation.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering are intended to compensate you for the physical and mental anguish caused by the attack. This could include the following:

  • The emotional trauma of the attack
  • Anxiety you experience when you’re around dogs or in public places
  • Humiliation and emotional distress you experience due to any disfigurement or scarring
  • Time, trouble and inconvenience of going to doctor visits.

Whether or not you receive pain and suffering depends on a few things:

  • Any long-term or permanent injuries caused by the attack, including disfigurement
  • Invasive medical treatment such as surgery
  • Physical pain caused by the attack and recovery
  • Need for future medical treatment, perhaps to deal with scarring
  • Psychological counseling to help you with the emotional trauma and possible PTSD
  • Emotional distress

Your dog bite attorney in Indianapolis will demand that you be compensated fairly for all of these things.


Dealing with a dog-related issue can be challenging, especially when it involves someone you know — like a neighbor, friend, or family member. That’s why it’s essential to hire a skilled personal injury lawyer who can handle the situation on your behalf.

Having legal representation helps you avoid the discomfort of direct contact with the dog owner. Instead, you can inform them that you have professional assistance in dealing with their insurance company.

StewartWood Injury Lawyers  will present evidence in a way that holds the dog owner’s insurance carrier accountable for the injury, rather than the owner themselves. This means that the dog owner’s insurance company will cover the costs of your injury and losses.

With our team fully dedicated to your case, we increase the chances of settlement and minimize the likelihood of going to court.


When you hire a lawyer from StewartWood Injury Lawyers, you’ll be fully informed about every aspect of your case. Our online client portal offers convenient access to case information, and we provide regular updates on your case’s progress.

How Do I Choose the Best Indianapolis Dog Bite Lawyer?

FIRTS,  not ALL lawyers are the same. If the case needs to go to trial, StewartWood has years of experience preparing for and being aggressive in the Court Room.  Some lawyers do NOT like or want to be in a Court Room or have a Jury Trial. The Insurance Companies know that the lawyers at StewartWood will go to trial.

StewartWood Injury Lawyers has the financial war chest to hire needed Experts, do a complete investigation and bring witnesses and evidence to trial.

If you, your child, friend or anyone you know has been injured in a dog attack, you’re entitled to justice.  You shouldn’t have to struggle to pay the medical bills that result from the dog bite.  You’re going to have to deal with insurance companies and their lawyers. You need to focus on recovering from your injuries. Let an experienced Indianapolis dog bite lawyer at StewartWood deal with the legal side of things. If you google a dog bite lawyer in Indiana, you get hundreds of hits. You’ll be overwhelmed. Who knows which attorney is the best attorney? Here’s a quick guide to help you decide which dog bite lawyer is best for you.

Do they have experience handling dog bite cases?

Take a look at the lawyer’s website and see if they have any testimonials? Have they gotten previous client’s money for their dog bite injuries?  Make sure they know what they’re doing.  Not all personal injury lawyers know how to handle a dog bite case.

Are their clients happy?

Most attorney websites will have a section where clients can write reviews and testimonials.  Although some firms write their own reviews, most of them use legitimate testimonials.  See what other clients have to say about StewartWood Injury Lawyers.  Our clients want to provide their full name when they write the testimonial.  Our testimonials are ALL actual cuurent or past clients. 

Do they know the law?

Just because someone does personal injury doesn’t mean they know the dog bite laws in Indiana.  to see if they mention this on their website.  Select a lawyer that you’re comfortable with. You’re going to be working with your dog bite lawyer for a long time.  If you have any questions or want to talk about your dog bite case with an experienced Indiana attorney, call and schedule a free consultation with a member of the StewartWood Team.

Contact an Indianapolis Dog Bite Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation

If you or your child have been attacked by a dog, you need to call an experienced Indianapolis dog bite lawyer at StewartWood Injury Lawyers. Your lawyer can reach out to the dog’s owner and try to get insurance information. They can also negotiate with the defendant’s lawyer to settle your case. Call StewartWood Injury Lawyers today at (317) 969-6558 and schedule your free initial consultation. A skilled Indianapolis injury attorney can review your case and let you know what it may be worth. They can also answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to start the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries. Remember, the consultation is free and you pay nothing until you settle your case.


If you or your child has been injured by a vicious dog, insurance bullies often make low settlement offers to dog bite victims, undervaluing your injuries and neglecting your immediate and long-term losses.  Only an experienced attorney can provide a fair assessment of your case’s worth.

Don’t let insurance bullies take advantage of you. Hire an experienced StewartWood dog bite lawyer to make sure you receive the full value of your injury.

At  StewartWood, we are skilled dog bite lawyers dedicated to protecting adults and children from vicious animal attacks. Call us at (317)969-6558 or fill out our What's My Case Worth Form to receive a free case review. Our team will evaluate your case and determine how we can help get your life back to normal.

StewartWood Injury Lawyers offers legal services across Indianapolis, Central Indiana, Greenwood, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Muncie, Anderson, Ft. Wayne, Bloomington, Greenfield, Terre Haute, Noblesville, Plainfield, Lafayette and the surrounding areas.