Many families own dogs as pets and cherish them as a member of the family, making sure that their pooches are prosocial and enrolling them in obedience training to ensure that they are well-behaved. These responsible dog owners can enjoy a more fulfilling life because of their pets. However, not everyone who owns a dog is responsible and caring—many people acquire dogs in order to train them to be aggressive attack dogs and even train them to be fighting dogs. If you or a loved one were hurt and want to talk to a dog attack lawyer about your legal rights as a victim, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to discuss your options under the law.
Some dog breeds are more aggressive than others
According to information published by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2014, some dog breeds are more aggressive by nature than others, while other breeds are more prone to cause injuries if they should be involved in a dog attack. Some of the most-reported dog breeds in injury attacks are the German shepherd, collie, Rottweiler, and pit bull type dogs as well as mixed-breed dogs. However, these dogs are not necessarily the most aggressive breeds even if their attacks are correlated with the most injuries.
Size matters when it comes to dog attacks
Although many toy breeds seem to have an aggressive nature, they are not reported as being involved in dog attack injury cases as often because their small size makes them less likely to cause major injuries even if they attack. Larger dogs with most powerful bodies—and jaws—can cause far more damage to a person when they attack than a tiny dog with less strength.
The dog’s owner could be held liable in civil court
A dog’s owner can be held liable for their dog’s behavior if the dog becomes aggressive and attacks another person. A dog owner has a duty to ensure that their aggressive dog is kept away from people if it is dangerous. While some dogs may seem to “snap” for no reason, the sad truth is that many dogs that attack people were trained to be vicious by their owners, and may possibly have been abused by those owners. Thus, it is important to make sure that these cruel owners are held accountable for the damages they caused not only to the victims, but also to their dogs.
We can help if you need a dog attack lawyer in Camden
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. specializes in handling dog attack injury litigation claims, and we can put our knowledge and skill to work for you. We believe in what we do, and we want to help you get justice for the pain and suffering you were forced to go through as a result of the dog attack that changed your life forever. You may be qualified to recover damages in the form of cash compensation, and we will work tirelessly to ensure you get every single dollar you are entitled to by law. Contact us today for a free consultation.