Los Angeles and Orange County Dog Bite Attorneys
In general dogs are popular animals that make loyal and loving pets. Unfortunately though accidents do occur when dogs are provoked and individuals may suffer dog bite injuries as a result. A dog attack can cause serious harm and injury to the victim. Dogs that attack often do so without warning so that victims who suffer dog bites have little time to react or protect themselves. Dogs can be extremely quick and strong so victims are left helpless to fight off the attack.
The Tragedy of Dog Bites Among Children
Hundreds of thousands of people seek medical attention every year as the result of a dog bite. Sadly, about half the victims are children, with the most likely target being between the ages of 5 and 9. The majority of dog bite injuries towards children involved the face and can result in disfigurement. These cases are tragic and unfortunately there is nothing that can change the outcome when this occurs. However the victims’ families can ease the burden of medical expenses and their pain and suffering by seeking compensation by filing a legal case against the owner of the dog that caused the injury.
If you or your child has suffered a dog bite, you may be entitled to a financial compensation for your injuries. The experienced dog bite attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Wright have represented numerous families all over Southern California in their dog attack cases. We have the skills and dedication to successfully pursue the maximum settlement possible.
Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Injuries to Victims
Dog bites are the most common type of animal attack injury. Dog bite injuries usually involve deep open bite wounds that pierce the skin and cause bleeding and scarring. A dog's powerful jaws and teeth can crush bones. People who suffer dog bites may need to undergo several surgeries to repair the damage. This includes reconstructive surgery. Infection is also a major concern. A bite from a dog that hasn’t been properly vaccinated may put the victim at risk for rabies. Dog bites may result in one or more of the following injuries:
- Tissue loss and avulsion
- Crush injuries
- Fractured bones
- Sprain / strain injuries
- Infections such as rabies, cellulitis, C canimorsus infections
You do not have to continue suffering from your dog bite injuries without assistance. Often the pet owner is liable for injuries and losses that victims suffer. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog then contact the dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Andrew Wright to discuss your case in detail. We can ensure that your rights are protected and find the best option to get the compensation you need to recover.
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