Our dog bite law firm will investigate if the fault of the attack was one of the owner. Dog owners are commonly legally liable for any injury or property damage the dog causes. Dog-bite statutes cover all kinds of dog-inflicted injuries, not just bites. The dog owner is automatically liable if the statute applies.
If you have been bitten by a dog, the law may entitle you to damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We offer FREE ADVICE for people injured by dog bites and animal attacks.
Pit-bull type dogs were involved in approximately a third of human dog bite related fatalities. Other dogs involved in do related attacks include: Rottweiler’s German Shepherds Huskies Alaskan Malamutes Doberman Pinschers Chows Great Danes St. Bernard’s Akitas.
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The average settlement from a dog bite claim was $36 thousand in 2018. 2018 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm® dog bite claim data to see which states had the highest average cost per claim.
The most common symptoms of infection from animal bites are redness, pain, swelling, and inflammation at the site of the bite. You should seek immediate medical treatment if any of these symptoms continue for more than 24 hours. Other symptoms of infection include: pus or fluid oozing from the wound
Level 4 Bite – One to four punctures from a single bite with at least one puncture deeper than half the length of the dog’s canine teeth. The person or dog bitten may also have deep bruising around the wound or wounds from the dog shaking its head from side to side. At this level, the red warning flag needs to go up.