We all love our canine friends, but not all dogs are well behaved. If you’ve been bitten or injured in some way by a dog (or another animal), we can represent your interests. We’ll get you the medical attention you deserve at no cost to you and get you compensation based on the extent of your injuries. If you had to take off work because of the accident, we’ll recover loss wages for you, as well.
Dog bites can be some of the worst injury cases because often times the victims are left with permanent scarring and deformity and it’s not just the mailman that gets bitten by dogs anymore.
According to dogsbite.org, about 1,000 people in the U.S. require emergency care treatment daily for dog bite injuries. The editor of Animals 24-7 has found that the dog breeds most responsible for disfiguring injuries and deaths include: pit bulls, rottweilers, presa canarios, cane corsos, mastiffs, dogo argentinos, fila brasieros, sharpeis, boxers, and their mixes (which constitute about 9 percent of the total dog population).
A study by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published indicates that the average cost of a dog bite-related hospital stay was $18,200, approximately 50 percent higher than the average injury-related hospital stay. They also found that there were four times as many dog bite-related emergency visits and three times as many hospital stays in rural areas than in urban area.
In addition, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 42% of dog bites occurred among children aged 14 years and younger; injury rates were highest among children aged 5-9 years and were significantly higher for boys than for girls.
Owners of dogs are responsible for the acts of their pets and often times homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will cover the resulting damages. If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog bite accident, take action now. Our award-winning attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.