Dog Bite Injuries
About five million people are bitten, attacked, or mauled by dogs every year in the United States. Nearly one million of these people have to visit a doctor or go to an emergency room to receive medical care for their injuries. About 60% of all seriously injured dog bite victims are children. About 20 people die in this country every year from their dog bite injuries. Contrary to popular belief, many dogs from different breeds are capable of seriously injuring or killing a human being.
Dog bite injury victims are legally entitled to hold a dog’s owner responsible for their injuries. Our attorneys at Piet & Wright can help you file a dog bite lawsuit against the negligent party.
Dog owners are legally obligated to restrain or control their dogs to make sure that the public is safe from harm. If a dog is not on a leash, was not properly secured on the owner’s premises, or the dog owner knew that his or her dog was prone to violence yet didn’t take the proper safety measures to prevent someone from being bitten, mauled, or killed, the owner can be held financially liable in court.
As the victim of a dog bite or dog mauling you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and other related expenses. We will handle the most challenging dog injury cases for clients with very serious injuries, including physical disfigurement, broken bones, severed limbs, facial injuries, and wrongful death. We have the knowledge, dedication, skills, and compassion to work with you.
If you are injured by a dog, if necessary call your doctor. Wash the wound gently with soap and water and apply pressure with a clean towel to the injured part to stop the bleeding. Apply a sterile bandage to the wound and seek medical assistance immediately.