You may own a dog. Even if you don’t, you know someone who does. However, you probably never expected to need a dog attack lawyer. If the negligence of a dog owner has led to you or a loved one being attacked, you need to secure legal assistance as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help you. Our team will get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What can happen here?
You hear the stories on the news about dog attacks, but you probably never think it will happen to you or a loved one. Perhaps you think you know which dog breeds are more likely to bite and you avoid being around them.
We need to let you know that any dog has the ability to inflict harm. Dogs have powerful jaws that can cause serious injuries. Did you know that there are around 4.7 million dog bites each year in the US? Around 900,000 of those are serious enough that the victim needs to seek medical attention from a doctor.
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a dog attack:
- Severe soft tissue damage
- Muscle and tendon damage
- Artery and vein damage
- Significant disfigurement
Each of these injuries requires immediate medical attention. In many cases, a victim will need to undergo extensive surgery to restore the appearance and functionality to an area of their body.
- Many dog attack victims report long-term psychological and emotional trauma.
The treatment for a dog bite or attack can become incredibly costly. If insurance does not cover the costs, a victim and their family can be put into financial jeopardy.
How do these incidents occur?
In many cases, the negligent or careless actions of a dog’s owner are the reason an attack occurs. While most dog owners do not intentionally make their dogs attack someone, they can allow a dangerous situation to develop by failing to secure their pets on their property or by allowing their dogs to roam without a leash. If a dog owner allows a pet that is known to have been aggressive in the past to be around other pets and people, they should be held responsible if an injury occurs.
We are ready to help secure your compensation
When you see a dog, the last thing you expect is that you will be attacked. However, if you or a loved one are injured because of the actions of a dog’s owner, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the The aw Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against the dog’s owner