Dogs can be wonderful companion animals or family pets, and their amazing abilities to comfort their human owners and assist them with daily living tasks are admirable. However, not every dog is a human’s best friend. Some dogs are vicious and aggressive, and while this may tragically be due to animal abuse, these dogs pose a serious risk to human health and safety. When dogs attack people, the people can suffer severe injuries that require months of recovery time and several sessions of reconstructive surgery, or even fatal injuries that take their lives and result in wrongful death. If you or a loved one were attacked by a dog and wish to discuss the possibility of taking legal action with a dog bite lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a consultation with a qualified attorney near you.
Get the facts on dog attacks
According to a literature review published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, German shepherds, unspecified mixed-breed dogs, and pit bulls are the most highly represented dog breeds in attack reports. Chows, Rottweilers and Labrador retrievers were also highly represented in the data.
Some breeds are more aggressive
Some dog breeds—such as toy breeds—are known for being aggressive by nature. The caricature of the angry chihuahua is one that most people are familiar with. However, innate aggressive tendencies are not the only factor that matters when it comes to how dangerous a given dog breed may be. A chihuahua may be aggressive, but it is more rarely associated with dog attack reports because its small size means that even when it does attack, it may not do very much damage to humans.
Size plays a role
Many of the dogs that are highly represented in dog bite reports are larger breeds of dog, such as the German shepherd. These large dogs have powerful jaws and their attacks can lead to deep lacerations, broken bones and severed veins and arteries when they attack. So, while some smaller breeds of dogs may be more aggressive by nature, it is the larger dogs that often cause the most damage to the humans they attack.
King of Prussia dog attack attorneys
If you need a dog bite lawyer in King of Prussia, you have come to the right place. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys are committed to providing top-tier legal services to the victims of dog attack. We are a client-centered and results-oriented law firm dedicated to helping victims get justice through the civil courts. Our goal is to get you the financial compensation you deserve as a dog attack victim, and we will work tirelessly to get you every penny you are entitled to by law. The amount of compensation you receive is determined by the courts and may depend on factors such as extent of injury, costs of treatment and reconstructive surgery, lost wages due to being too injured to go to work, and pain and suffering endured. The court can then compel the liable party—usually the dog’s owners—to pay this compensation to you, the victim. Call or click today for your free consultation.