More than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year and nearly 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites with nearly half of them being children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department and tragically, about 16 die. The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9.
Dog Bite Law
In most states, the owner of any dog that bites any person while in a public or private place, including the property of the dog’s owner, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten. This is true regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness.
The lawyers at Kanner and Pintaluga
pursue cases for many different types of injuries caused from dog attacks. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement resulting from scars
- Bone fracture injury
- Nerve damage
As difficult as the physical injuries are to overcome, a dog bite victim can often suffer from psychological damages as well. These psychological damages often include, but are not necessarily limited to, nightmares, embarrassment, medical expenses for plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lost income.
If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a dog bite attack, you should contact our lawyers immediately.
As with all personal injury cases for our clients, there is absolutely no cost to you unless we win your case. Do not hesitate to contact an attorney at Kanner & Pintaluga if you have been injured due to a dog bite. To schedule a consultation with an attorney regarding your dog bite injuries and case, please call 1-800-586-5555 or feel free to contact us via email.