Throughout the ages, people have domesticated and kept dogs as companions for a variety of reasons. Cherished pets, hard-working “farm hands,” and canine shepherds have all held a fond place in the heart of humanity over the millennia. However, when “man’s best friend” attacks a human, the results can be devastating, leading to severe injuries, disfigurement, and even death. If you or someone in your family were hurt in a dog attack and want to discuss taking legal action with a dog bite lawyer, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help.
Does breed matter?
According to a literature review published by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2014, when it comes to fatal or injurious dog attacks, there are noteworthy trends in dog breed associated with those attacks. The study found that German shepherds, unspecified mixed-breed dogs, and pit bulls were all closely associated with incidences of reported attacks. It should be noted that mixed-breed dogs could include dogs of all sizes, from smaller than a housecat to a Great Dane-Great Pyrenees crossbreed.
Weighing aggression vs. danger in dogs
Although some smaller dogs (such as terrier breeds and toy breeds) are considered to be naturally more aggressive than their larger (such as working breeds and sporting breeds) counterparts, an aggressive dog is not always a dangerous dog, per se. For example, a small chihuahua may be aggressive in nature and may even bite a person, but due to their smaller size and weaker jaw muscles, they may not inflict as much damage as a larger, stronger dog could in an attack. So, while some dogs may be known for aggression, they may not represent a large number of reported severe injuries due to the fact that, when they attack, they cause less damage overall when compared with larger dogs.
How an attorney can help you become whole
Dog attacks can result in serious injuries that could require hours of surgery and weeks or even months of recovery time after the fact. These treatments can be expensive, leading to financial strain for the attack victim. An experienced personal injury litigation specialist can help you recover compensation as a dog attack victim, helping to ease the burden of medical care costs and reconstructive surgery costs. Contact one of our attorneys to learn more about the legal process in dog bite cases.
Drexel Hill dog attack attorneys
If you or a loved one were hurt in a dog attack and wish to speak to a dog bite lawyer in Drexel Hill, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can assist you with taking legal action. Our attorneys specialize in handling dog bite injury claims, and we can put our legal knowledge and skill to work for you. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum amount of financial compensation possible under the law, and we will fight to get you every dollar you are qualified for. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.