The furry creatures you love may be the reason for your next emergency visit. Dogs are a man’s best friend, but they can also cause severe injuries if their owners aren’t taking proper care of them. Our North Miami Dog Attack Attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates believe that everyone in the community should feel safe when walking around their neighborhoods and parks. Our community members should feel safe from other people and their animals. Around 4.5 million dog bites happen each year in the U.S. Of those about 1 in 5 bites become infected. With all the Sarah McLaughlin ASPCA advertisements, one would think that the average American knows the importance of taking care of animals, but that just isn’t true.
Before you start petting strange dogs, here are some startling statistics about dog attacks:
These statistics shouldn’t stop you from your normal daily activities. Instead, it should provide insight into how frequent dog bites occur and the cost it can be on you and your family.
Dog bite injuries vary on the condition of the attack. The younger or more vulnerable the victim the more likely the severity of the injury or fatality. Young children are more likely to suffer because dog bites tend to be around their head and throat. Teens and adults are taller, therefore dog bite injuries tend to be around the legs and arms. Dog bite injuries can take the form of puncture wounds, lacerations, bruising, and loss of limb. If you are bitten on the head it can lead to a brain injury which can result in short or long term disability.
If you or someone you love was injured by a dog bite, it is important that you seek legal assistance. Florida is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. The owner is responsible for their dog’s behavior whether it be known or unknown. The victims of dog bites do not have to prove a lack of reasonable care of the dog owners to get the support they need. Dog bite injuries aren’t just physical, but emotional. Our North Miami Dog Bite Attorneys will fight for you to get both physical and emotional therapy. Call 305-831-4333 or click here for a free consultation with our North Miami professional attorneys today.