Dog bites and dog attacks are not usually part of our typical conversation. Sure, we see reports of them on the news from time to time but we never really think about what we would do if it happens to us. Unfortunately, these incidents are much more common than most people realize.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates understands that you may not know what to do after a dog attack that was caused by another person’s negligence. That is why we want to help. You can count on us to get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure compensation for all of your incident-related expenses. When you need a Hallandale Beach dog attack attorney, call us today.
You probably do not think twice when you see a person walking a dog on a leash. That is because the law is being followed. However, there are times when dog owners ignore leash laws and let their dogs roam around. This is when people can get seriously hurt. When a dog is not on a leash, the owner has no control over it.
We also know that it is the responsibility of dog owners to ensure that their pets are properly secured on their property. If a door or fence gets left open, their dog can roam freely, completely unattended by their owner. There are even times when a dog that is known to be aggressive is still allowed to be around other people and their pets.
When a dog gets out, there is major potential for injuries. Even “well-behaved” dogs can cause harm if they feel threatened or get scared. What people may not realize is that a dog’s jaw is very powerful and can cause major soft-tissue injuries. It is not uncommon for a dog attack victim to need both emergency and reconstructive surgery to repair damage from an attack.
There are around 4.7 million dog bites each year in the United States. Most of these bites are minor, but some attacks leave lasting and permanent damage. Around 800,000 dog bites require medical attention annually. Children and the elderly are at more risk of major damage than able-bodied adults because they cannot defend themselves or get away from the situation.
What if your child or parent are attacked?
Will insurance companies pay enough to cover all of the expenses involved with these incidents?
If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog and someone else is to blame, you need to secure legal assistance as soon as possible. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates will not shy away from calling out wrongdoing so we can secure compensation for the following: