Are Dog Bites Really Worth Suing Over?
Most people understand that when dogs bite, it often is not the dog’s fault. This is especially true when children are involved. In addition, a dog’s temperament and how it has been raised and trained play an important role, as well. However, dogs can be unpredictable — and a sweet house pet can still attack when provoked. When this happens, it is important to take action.
Most people are familiar with the “most dangerous breeds” of dogs which include Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Huskies. However, dog bites occur with all breeds and in a wide variety of circumstances. There are four main types of dog bites:
- Unreported dog bites: In many cases, a dog bite is not reported because it is not taken seriously and no corrective action is taken. As a result, future bites often occur.
- Minor dog bites: A dog bite that results in a minor injury, such as a scratch, bruise or puncture, has no lasting physical effects and requires only a minimum amount of medical treatment.
- Severe dog bites: Serious canine bites result in the victim requiring stitches, surgery or hospitalization. This type of attack can include deep punctures, lacerations or infected wounds.
- Fatalities: Dog attacks are rarely fatal, but it can happen, especially when a young child is the victim.
The owner of a dog that attacks is almost always responsible for the victim’s medical bills associated with the dog bite. Thus, it is not only important to pursue your legal remedies to cover your expenses associated with the bite, but also to help prevent future attacks.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a canine or other animal, let a dog bite lawyer at Rudberg Law Offices, LLC help you determine your damages and possible remedies.