We are a nation of dog lovers. Around 85 million families in the US have a pet, with dogs being one of the highest-ranked choices. Nearly 33% of California households have at least one pet dog. These little pups can bring so much joy into our lives, but they need careful training and can be a lot of work.
What Can Cause A Dog To Suddenly Bite Or Attack?
All dogs have the ability to bite if in the proper situation. If a dog feels that its owner is threatened, for example, a beloved family pet can quickly turn into a fearsome guard dog and scare off a home intruder. This can be a great asset and one of the reasons humans have kept dogs for thousands of years.
However, dogs can sometimes get it wrong by misunderstanding a situation. They could firmly believe they or their humans are in grave danger when this simply isn’t the case. A dog owner should know their dog’s limits and manage these to ensure everyone’s safety.
What Are The Responsibilities Of Dog Owners?
Dog owners have a moral and legal responsibility to make sure that their pets do not impact another person’s well-being in any way, be it damage to their property or physical injury. If a dog has behavioral problems, it is the owner’s responsibility to seek treatment to try and remedy this.
If they believe that their dog could be a hazard to other people, precautions should be taken. Keeping the dog on a leash in public spaces or having the dog wear a muzzle is always a good idea.
Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites can be very serious injuries. As dogs descend from predatory wolves, they have powerful jaws and sharp canine teeth. It’s not uncommon for the teeth to pierce the skin and cause serious bleeding as well as tissue damage. Bites from any animal can result in infection or even the transmission of diseases such as rabies. This can have very serious consequences, from mild discomfort to serious fever or even sepsis.
Dog attacks can involve other injuries alongside biting. Dog claws can be very sharp, and a canine’s powerful limbs can easily push an adult over onto the ground or into a dangerous object. A concussion is another possible injury sustained in a dog attack.
Let The Zucker Law Firm Help With Your Dog Bite Injury Claim
Whether you have suffered a dog attack injury due to an owner losing control of a dog, a business failing to protect you from a guard dog, or a dog being used in a violent attack, The Zucker Law Firm can help. We would seek compensation for your medical bills, loss of earnings, and other practical financial matters, but also your pain, suffering, and the psychological impact of the incident.
Call us at 951-699-2100 for a free consultation. Located in Temecula, California, we handle cases in Murrieta, Menifee, and all surrounding cities throughout Riverside and San Diego Counties.