We know that plenty of people have dogs in and around Mercerville. You may even have one yourself, but what happens if you are attacked by a dog due to the negligence of another person?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to step in and help when you need a dog attack attorney. These attacks can lead to serious injuries and we want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
What We Know Happens
If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog, we know that the aftermath will be confusing. You will have plenty of questions:
- Who was responsible for this dog?
- Why was the dog out?
- How do I get compensation for this?
We know that dog owners are supposed to be responsible for their pets. However, there are times when owners are negligent or careless and they fail to do the following:
- Keep their dog on a leash despite laws that say otherwise
- Ensure that their dog is properly secured on their property
- Keep aggressive dogs away from other pets or people
You may not realize it, but there are around 4.7 million dog bites each year in the United States. While most of these do not require extensive medical care, some are severe. The CDC says that around one in every five bites requires medical treatment.
Please understand that dogs have very powerful jaws and they can inflict serious damage on a person’s body. 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 bodily disfigurement
Each of these injuries requires not only emergency medical care but often plastic surgery to restore a person’s functionality or appearance. Children and the elderly are at higher risk of major injuries in dog attacks, but anyone can become a victim.
Dog attack injuries are often more than just physical ones. In many cases, victims report emotional and psychological damage years after an incident.
There are around 90 million dogs in US households. Most of them will cause no harm, but when an attack does occur, you need to know where to turn.
What An Attorney Can Do
Nobody ever thinks that they will be harmed by a dog. However, now that you have seen the facts, you know these incidents happen more often than most people realize. If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog attack, you need to seek legal assistance.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on us to be by your side. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you need, including:
- Coverage of your medical bills (current and future)
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the dog’s owner