All pets can provide their owners with companionship and loyalty. Owning a pet often improves a person’s emotional and mental states. In millions of households across the country, at least one dog is a beloved member of the family. Dogs often provide their owners with unconditional love and a sense of emotional security. But even the most seemingly harmless dog can lash out unexpectedly. And when this happens, the victim of a dog attack can be changed forever.
When dogs bite, maul, or otherwise attack visitors to an owner’s property, the consequences can be disastrous. Toddlers and small children are particularly susceptible to severe injuries and, in some extreme cases, fatalities as the result of an encounter with a violent, aggressive, biting dog. Any visitor to the dog owner’s property could be injured in an attack if proper precautions are not taken. Neighbours, friends, guests, unsuspecting passersby, and delivery personnel could sustain permanent scars, both physical and psychological, when injured in a dog attack.
Dog bites can cause a victim to become permanently disfigured. They can also transmit life-threatening infections to the victims of dog attacks, causing them to acquire or develop:
- And possibly more
In addition, the victims of dog attacks can also acquire a host of physical and psychological injuries. Common examples of injuries sustained by the victims of a biting dog include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Muscular damage
- Sprains and strains
- Lifelong phobias
- Sleep disorders
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD)
- And more
Both the physical and psychological injuries sustained by the victims of an aggressive biting dog often require extensive medical and psychiatric treatments in order to help them resume a normal quality of life. In many cases, dog attack victims are forced to go to great expense to overcome the physical and psychological challenges they acquired in relation to their experience with an aggressive dog.
Dog attacks can happen out of nowhere. Often, the injured victims of dog attacks who have acquired compensable damages as a result of their injuries do not know where to turn to seek accountability. After all, who could be responsible for the behaviour of an animal?
In fact, dog bites are most commonly the result of their owners’ negligence. Owning a dog is a responsibility, and dog owners are responsible for controlling their dog’s actions towards other humans. If a dog’s owner neglects to take reasonable measures to keep other people safe from harm while visiting their home, they may be considered negligent. If the negligence of a dog’s owner leads to an injurious attack, the owner may be responsible for financially compensating the injured party for damages they incurred as a result of their dog’s violent actions.
Therefore, if you were injured in a dog attack on someone else’s property, our dog bite lawyers serving Quispamsis may be able to help you recover financial compensation. By working with our Quispamsis dog bite lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault dog owner whose negligence caused you to sustain injuries.
Our dog bite lawyers serving Quispamsis offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. If you were bitten by someone else’s dog and sustained compensable injuries as a result, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers to learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you.
Free Consultation for Quispamsis Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
During a free initial consultation with our Quispamsis dog bite lawyers, you will have the opportunity to go over the details of your attack, discuss the damages you incurred as a result, ask any questions you may have about your case, and receive specific legal advice tailored to your situation, all at no cost.
To learn if you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages you sustained as the result of a dog attack, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our dog bite lawyers serving Quispamsis.