Dog bites are a very serious problem in the United States, and are a threat to public safety and health. Each year, dogs bite over 4.5 million people throughout the country. One out of every five victims require some form of medical or hospital treatment. Back in 2006, approximately 31,000 animal attack victims required reconstructive surgery due to their injuries.
Being a victim of a dog bite can be a traumatic and painful experience, whether you may be a child or an adult. If a dog has bitten you or a loved one, it’s important to consult with a dog bite attorney from Lexton Law Firm to discuss your options.
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Dog Bites: A Serious Problem
If a dog has bitten you, the first thing you should do is have yourself checked by a health professional. Sustaining a dog bite in the face can result in fractures and even nerve damage. Children bitten by dogs are especially prone to infections.
Severe dog bite injuries can result in nerve injury, scarring, infections, as well as emotional and psychological injuries. A number of dog bite victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or become especially nervous or fearful around dogs.
A dog is capable of biting if it feels scared or threatened, regardless of its breed. Of course, certain breeds are more inclined to show signs of violence. Studies show that almost half of all dog bites are committed by Pitbulls. Other aggressive breeds are believed to be the Rottweiler, Mastiff, German shepherd, and Bulldog.
Protecting Your Rights
Dog bite laws in California are rather strict. In order to recover damages for a dog bite, you must have been on public property or lawfully on private property at the time of the attack. Depending on the circumstances of your claim, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for your medical expenses, disability, scarring, or loss of wages.
If you wish to recover damages and ensure that your rights are protected, it is in your best interests to discuss your case with an experienced dog bite attorney from Lexton Law Firm.
Lexton Law Firm
At Lexton Law Firm, our San Diego dog bite lawyers are aggressive yet compassionate. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you, our valued client, is rightfully compensated for your physical, emotional, psychological and financial injuries.
Our law firm works on a contingency basis. We charge no upfront fees, filing costs or court fees. We only get paid if we win your case. Simply put, our attorneys only get paid when you get paid.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with our personal injury lawyers, call Lexton Law Firm at (877) 541-2111.