Animal & Dog Bite Lawyers

Animal & Dog Bite Lawyers

Being attacked by an animal can be a sudden and an unpleasant experience. It can also lead to significant injuries, scarring and emotional trauma. At our law office, our team of legal professionals work hard to evaluate your case and determine whether or not you may be eligible to move forward to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. Almost any dog is capable of injuring and biting someone. However, there are certain breeds that may have a higher risk of attacking a person. These are:

  • German shepherds
  • Rottweilers
  • Pit bulls
  • Akita
  • Mastiff

Remember that any dog could attack you at any time. Victims often report that they did nothing to prompt the attack and that they had no opportunity to get away from the animal befor serious injuries occurred. If you are being confronted by a dog, there are several steps you can take in order to minimize the chances of being attacked. These include:

  • Do not run
  • Hold your position
  • Remain calm
  • Avoid direct eye contact with the animal
  • Be prepared to fight back if the animal attacks

There are many different reasons why individuals may be attacked by dogs. The majority of dog bites that happen across Canada are caused by numerous dogs that bit children living in rural areas and they most often occur during daylight hours. Some of the most common reasons for a dog bite to occur include:

  • Being unrestrained
  • Being influenced by other dogs in a path
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Inappropriate or inadequate social training
  • Being intentionally provoked

There are hundreds of individuals treated for dog bites every single year and the most common injuries may be:

  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Death
  • Skull fracture
  • Bacterial transmission
  • Broken bones
  • Puncture wounds

In many of these cases large amounts of soft tissue are removed from the victim during the course of the attack and this can take multiple surgeries to fix. Some injuries may even disfigure a victim for life. If you or someone you know has recently been attacked by an animal, you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim against the owner of that animal. Consulting with a lawyer can be extremely effective.

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