When you approach a dog that seems friendly, the last thing you expect is to get bitten. However, dog bites are extremely common in the United States and they can cause great damage. Common conditions associated with dog bite injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Blood loss
- In rare cases, death
An owner of a dog has a legal responsibility to keep that dog from harming other individuals. Whether that be securing his or her dog to a leash when walking or keeping the dog away from others if the dog is known to be vicious, it is the owner’s job to ensure that the dog does not pose a threat to humans. When an owner breaches said duty, he or she can be held legally accountable for the injuries that their dog caused, due to their failure to keep the dog properly restrained or by allowing a dog who is known to be vicious to roam freely.
If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of a dog bite, it is important that you speak with an attorney who is well versed in the laws surrounding dog bites. I have worked with many dog bite injury victims just like you, and will fight for you to receive the compensation that is due you for the injuries you’ve sustained. I believe you are entitled to the highest restitution possible in your case, and I will do everything I can to help you move forward with your life.