While dogs are regarded as being “man’s best friend,” they can also be a person’s worst enemy when they become aggressive and attack. Dog attack injuries can be horrific, resulting in severe lacerations and bone fractures requiring extensive reconstructive surgery to correct. The pain and suffering endured by dog bite victims can be intense, and it is not uncommon for dog bite victims to experience extreme emotional distress, including post-traumatic stress, after being attacked. If you or a loved one were injured and need a dog bite lawyer in Hamilton, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to discuss your legal options with an expert in dog attack injury litigation.
Data on dog bites
According to a literature review published by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2014, some breeds of dog are more highly represented in attack reports than others. Some of the most-represented breeds include:
- German shepherd
- Pit bull
- Chow Chow
- Jack Russell Terrier
- Saint Bernard
Although some breeds are reported in human attacks more often than others, any breed of dog could potentially be a dangerous or aggressive dog, depending on various factors such as training (or the lack thereof) and owner abuse or neglect. Any strange dog should be approached with caution or not at all, and some dogs can go from seeming friendly to becoming aggressive in the blink of an eye.
Dangerous dogs and aggressive dogs
While it is unacceptable for any dog to attack a human regardless of how much damage it does, some dogs are more dangerous when they attack than others—and it may not be the ones you think. While large, powerful dogs pose a greater threat to human safety when they attack people, many smaller breeds of dogs are noted as being highly aggressive in nature. For example, chihuahuas are aggressive, yet they may not be represented well in dog attack reports because the damage their bites cause is often minimal enough to be treated at home or with a simple doctor’s visit. However, smaller dogs that are aggressive still pose a threat to smaller people, such as children. In short, not all aggressive dogs are dangerous dogs, and not all dangerous dogs are known for being aggressive breeds.
Hamilton dog attack attorneys
If you need a dog bite lawyer in Hamilton, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to discuss your case. Our attorneys specialize in handling dog attack victims’ claims, and we want to help you and your family get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Compensation is calculated by the courts based on such factors as emotional distress, pain and suffering, medical care costs, and lost wages if your injuries caused you to miss work. Our goal is to pursue the maximum financial award possible under the law, so you and your family can be made whole again. Dog attack injuries can be devastating, and their treatment can leave innocent victims in financial ruin, but victims have options under the law. Call us today for your free consultation.