People who own dogs are responsible for taking measures to prevent them from harming others. Owners should ensure that their dogs are housed in such a manner as to minimize the risk of the dogs escaping and attacking people. When dogs are walked owners are responsible for maintaining a safe distance from other people or using safety equipment such as a muzzle to prevent the animals from biting. Owners—even owners of dogs which have never shown aggression—are expected to be vigilant and cautious when their animals are around other people. Failure to exercise adequate precautions may result in serious injury.
If you were injured when a dog attacked you, you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses as well as other expenses such as lost wages and therapy. Depending on the situation you may be able to recover for your pain and suffering as well.