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Terrified After Being Attacked by a Dog?

Dog bites can lead to lasting physical and emotional pain. Injuries can be costly, and some medical problems may never go away. Victims sometimes need plastic surgery or long-term care. If you’ve been attacked by someone else’s dog or pet than you may want to take legal action. A settlement or jury award from a lawsuit could cover your medical expenses as well as any lost wages or related costs.

Who’s Most at Risk?

Of the estimated 4.5 million people bitten by dogs a year, children are the most at risk for severe injuries. In general, men are more likely to be attacked than women. People who have dogs in their homes are more likely to be bitten, particularly if there is more the one dog in the house.

Certain breeds of dogs are more closely associated with biting like pit bulls, but that doesn’t mean that only those types of dogs might attack. A dog with a history of aggression may be more likely to be violent. Dogs who have not been spaded or neutered are often more menacing.

Remember that any dog that you or your children are not familiar with can prove dangerous.

How to Protect Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have some great tips for kids on how to keep them safe from dog bites.

  • Do not go up to an animal you don’t know.
  • Do not scream at a dog – try to be as quiet as possible
  • Do not run from a dog – stand completely still instead
  • If a dog knocks you over don’t fight back – roll into a ball and don’t move
  • Lying in a fetal position protects your head, chest and neck.
  • Do not play with a dog unsupervised
  • If you see a stray dog, don’t go over to get a closer look – tell a parent or adult
  • Do not look a dog directly in the eyes
    • Lots of animals take direct eye contact as a sign of an alpha-male challenge.
  • Do not bother a dog that is sleeping, eating or looking after puppies
  • Before petting a dog (while supervised) make sure the dog sniffs you first.
  • Tell an adult the minute you’ve been bitten – for certain medications like rabies
  • shots, time is an important factor.

Is It My Fault if I’m Hurt?

It’s important to be cautious, but ultimately most of the responsibility lies with the pet owner. A dog owner can be held liable for injuries caused by his or her pet. An owner has to take reasonable precautions.  One example would be of a dog owner who might be liable for damages is one who doesn’t keep his aggressive pet on a leash or inside a well-maintained fence.

Each situation is unique. To have your dog bite case evaluated, call the experienced Dallas dog bite attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm. Our Texas Premise Liability Law Firm has a track record of success in cases just like yours.

Gives Us a Call Today

You may have less time to file a lawsuit than you think. There’s a time limit on how long after an injury you can pursue a case. Don’t wait pass the time limit to speak with an attorney. Our cases are accepted on contingency which means no upfront fees, so there’s no reason to hesitate. Call for your free consolation.

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