In most states, pet owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior. In many cases, owners must pay all medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering that results from an attack.
If an owner has not controlled their pet, whether when off leash, outside their yard, at a park, or running loose in the neighborhood – that owner can be held responsible for property damage and personal injury.
Almost 75 million dogs live in the United States, and since many victims of dog bites don’t seek medical care or report the attack, it may be that the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s estimate of 4.5 million dog bites each year in the U.S. may be too low. Approximately 880,000 dog bite victims seek emergency medical care at hospitals in the U.S. every year.
Dogs have rounded teeth, and it is the pressure exerted by their jaws that can cause significant damage to the tissues under the skin, including bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and nerves.
More than 30,000 victims of dog bites undergo reconstructive surgery each year, and 15-20 people die of dog bites yearly.
Call Seiniger Law and find out how you can bite back (legally speaking).