Dog Bite Injuries
Dogs are loved and trusted companions for many people. However, there are times when man’s best friend can turn dangerous and attack a human. There are many reasons that an animal can turn aggressive, but owner abuse and mistreatment of the canine is often to blame.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and that about 1 in every 5 of these incidents results in injuries that require medical attention. Children are the group considered to be most at risk for a dog attack, and the elderly have the highest fatality rate from these attacks.
Injuries from canine attacks can be minor – like scratches, cuts, lacerations, abrasions and bruises; however, more severe injuries, such as puncture wounds, nerve damage, tissue loss, neck and spinal chord injuries, infections and brain injury, can also occur. Many attacks can leave the victim disfigured, with bone fractures and/or breakages. These life-altering injuries can devastate the lives of both the victims and their families forever.
Canine attacks can also be fatal. Many injuries can require costly medical treatments and/or reconstructive surgeries. The physical disfigurement, intense pain and severe emotional distress can take a huge financial and psychological toll on the victim.
If you have been a bitten by a dog, it is vital to seek medical attention immediately. If possible, contact the police and Animal Control and describe the attack in as much detail as possible. Include a description of the dog, the owner and exactly what happened.
The Anna Dubrovsky Law Group has helped many dog bite victims obtain the maximum available compensation. Our experienced attorneys will compassionately guide you through this difficult legal process by providing you with diligent and comprehensive counsel.
If you or someone in your family has been injured as the result of a canine attack, please contact us at (415) 746-1477 or (800) 440-6313, or email us using the contact form. We look forward to aggressively pursuing your case.