How often do you interact with dogs? If you are like millions of Americans, the answer is probably quite a bit. Whether you are a dog owner or not, you probably see or are around dogs on a daily basis. This can include when you are out on a walk, at the beach, or at a park. However, you may be surprised to know how often people are bitten or attacked by dogs.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates knows that dog attack cases can become complex liability cases. We will work diligently to ensure that you receive a fair compensation when you need a Miami Gardens dog attack attorney.
Dogs are the most popular pet in the United States. In fact, there are over 90 million dogs in US households. However, you may not realize that there are over 4.7 million dog bites reported each year. We realize that number sounds high. Most dog bites are not serious, but some attacks can leave major, long-lasting damage. Around 800,000 bites require medical attention each year
Dogs have very powerful jaws that can inflict severe soft tissue damage, damage to veins and arteries, as well as tendon and muscle damage. Many dog attack injuries become infected and lead to full body health problems, including the possibility of sepsis. There are many fatal dog attacks each year.
Children and the elderly are at higher risk of dog attack injuries due to their inability to defend themselves or get away from the situation.
It is not uncommon for dog attack victims to need surgery. Often, this includes both emergency surgery as well as follow-up plastic surgeries to restore functionality and appearance to an area that has been severely damaged.
It needs to be noted that dog attack damages are more than just physical. Psychological and emotional damages can be traumatic and long-lasting. They often necessitate counseling with mental health professionals.
How do these attacks happen?
Often, dog attacks are the result of a dog owner’s negligence. When a person owns a dog, it is their job to ensure the pet is secure at all times. This includes:
If a dog owner is careless or negligent, they should be held liable for any injuries that occur.
Most dog bites and dog attacks are not predictable, but they are preventable. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog owner’s negligence, please seek legal assistance. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates will work to secure compensation for all of your attack-related expenses. This can include: