How Many People Really Get Bitten by Dogs?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 4.7 million people in the United States sustain dog bites annually. Most of the people who die from dog attacks are senior citizens or children who are 14 years of age or younger.
How Does California Law Treat Dog Bite Attacks?
The state of California has a strict liability dog bite statute, which means that whenever a dog bites someone, its owner is responsible. This is true whether or not the owner was negligent or the animal has ever bitten anyone before.
What Are the Effects of a Dog Bite Attack?
Some dog breeds have extremely sharp teeth that can rip flesh, and strong jaws that can break the bone underneath. When children and infants are involved in a dog bite attack, they are likely to be bitten in the face. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that almost 65% of children less than four years old who were attacked by dogs received neck and head injuries. Adults are more likely to sustain arm and leg injuries, including broken bones, amputation, scarring, nerve damage and more.
Dog bites can cause permanent injuries and lifelong phobias, affecting your ability to care for yourself and your family, as well as the quality of your life. The law firm of Akiva Niamehr is a group of skilled personal injury attorneys with your interests in mind. Akiva Niamehr has extensive knowledge and experience about the legal ramifications of dog bite attacks. We can help you get the money you deserve.
What Do I Do After a Dog Bite Attack?
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite attack, you should document the details and seek legal assistance immediately. Write down the name of the dog breed, its owner and any witnesses, as well as the injuries you have sustained. The sooner you take action, the more viable your case will be. Contact a personal injury attorney Akiva Niamehr LLP to find out what you are entitled to. Email or call us for a free consultation today at (800) 261-7001.