For millions of people throughout the United States, dogs bring much pleasure and joy, at times making it easy to forget they are animals. Unfortunately, thousands of people are reminded of this every year, as dog bites result in 386,000 emergency room visits annually in the U.S.
Dogs are strong animals that use their teeth and powerful jaws to rip their victim’s flesh, causing serious injuries, which may include massive blood loss, nerve damage, fractured bones, scarring and disfigurement, and other serious injuries. If you have been seriously injured as the result of a dog attack in Washington, you have rights. It is imperative that you contact a skilled Washington dog bite lawyer at Bernard Law Group for a free consultation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that dog attacks among children can be extremely devastating, due to the small size of a child. Since children are so much smaller than adults, a dog is much more likely to attack a child’s neck, head, or face, which in comparison would measure up to the height of an adults leg, therefore causing less serious damage to the adult.
Dog attack victims of all ages may have to endure serious scarring and disfigurement, emotional pain and suffering, post traumatic stress disorder, and other long term difficulties.
There are many factors which must be investigated in a Tacoma dog bite case, which is why it is so important that you contact a skilled and dedicated Seattle dog attack attorney today.
Remember, that it is the dog owner’s responsibility to accept any and all repercussions of his or her dog’s actions. As the victim of a dog attack in Washington, you have the legal right to hold the dog’s owner liable for injuries sustained as the result of their dog’s violent behavior. Depending upon the situation, the dog’s owner may even be faced with incarceration, if it has been determined that the dog’s violent tendencies were the result of abuse by the owner.
Contact an experienced Tacoma dog attack attorney today!
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