Do you have any idea how many dogs are in US households?
Around 90 million.
We know that you probably do not think about dog bites and attacks often, but they are a reality. These incidents can leave a victim with severe injuries. If you or a loved one are injured and need a dog attack attorney, call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today. We will get to work on investigating your incident and move to secure the compensation you deserve.
What We Know
Dogs are the most popular pet in the United States, but you may be surprised to discover just how often they bite people. There are around 4.7 million dog bites each year in the US.
Okay, but how many of those require medical attention?
The CDC says that one out of every five people bitten needs to see a doctor. While most dog bites are relatively minor, there are some attacks that are horrific.
Dogs have very powerful jaws that can inflict serious injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following in the aftermath of an attack:
- Severe soft tissue damage
- Muscle and tendon damage
- Artery and vein damage
- Significant disfigurement
These injuries require immediate medical attention, but that is not where the care ends. In some cases, dog attack victims have to undergo follow-up surgeries and even plastic surgery to restore functionality or appearance to an area of their body.
Many dog attack victims also suffer from lasting emotional and psychological damages. We know that children and the elderly are the most at risk due to their inability to get away from the situation or defend themselves. However, anyone can become a victim in a dog attack.
How This Happens
We know that these incidents often occur because of the negligence of a dog’s owner. It is important that dog owners:
- Keep their dogs on a leash at all times when in public and when the pet is around other people.
- Secure their pets on their property. This includes keeping house doors, fences, or kennels closed at all times.
- Never let dogs that are known to be aggressive be around other pets and people.
In many cases, people are injured when they try to break up a fight between their pets and aggressive dogs that have gotten loose.
If You Have Been Injured
If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog attack and you think that the dog’s owner is to blame for the incident, please seek legal assistance immediately. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can depend on a qualified and experienced team being by your side, working to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage for all medical expenses related to the attack
- Lost wages if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the dog’s owner