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A Dog bite injury can cause serious harm for the victim—who is often a child. Dog bites can cause permanent scarring, permanent injury and emotional trauma. Dog owners are responsible for injuries caused by their pet, meaning that they may be held liable for medical bills and other financial losses resulting from a dog bite trauma. They may also be liable for any pain and suffering caused by the dog attack.

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Dog Bite Injuries

More than 4 million people each year are bitten by dogs - many of whom are children.

Pet owners are legally responsible for the behavior of their dogs. In most dog-bite cases, the dog's owner will be required to pay for the scarring and disfigurement, pain and suffering, and all medical bills and lost wages associated with a dog attack. Most states have statutes making it difficult for dog owners to avoid liability for injuries caused by dog attacks. Sometimes the person taking care of the dog, often called the boarder, keeper or harborer, may also responsible. Unfortunately, a large number of dog bites cause serious injury to small children.

Scars can be a serious, life-long result of a dog bite. Children are particularly susceptible to bites around the head and face and often suffer disfiguring scarring. Scars are more than physical injuries, also causing emotional injuries and fear. Scars may require plastic surgery which often must wait until the scar matures, usually about a year. In the case of a child, plastic surgery may need to wait until the child is finished growing after puberty. Scarring has a very real impact on self image and can have significant psychological impact.

Dog Bite Injury Legal Help

If you or a loved one has suffered from a dog bite, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a possible lawsuit. Please click the link below to submit your complaint.
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DOG BITE INJURY LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Five Top Pit Bull Verdicts
Five Top Pit Bull Verdicts
June 10, 2015
Each day about 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for dog bite injury, according to Dogsbite.org. For pit bull injuries or dangerous breeds, one in every six bites require medical attention. In the last 10 years, pit bulls killed 203 Americans and accounted for 62 percent of total recorded animal related injuries [READ MORE]

Dog Owners Can Be Responsible for Dog Bite Injury
Dog Owners Can Be Responsible for Dog Bite Injury
September 30, 2011
San Diego, CA When children or innocent bystanders are hurt by a dog bite injury, much focus is put on the dog itself. After all, a dog bite personal injury is caused by the dog and destroying the dog prevents it from harming another human. The problem, however, is that dog owners often treat their dogs in inhumane ways, which lead to dog bite injuries and dog bite lawsuits. Some states, including California, have taken action against owners that treat their dogs poorly [READ MORE]

Children Attacked by Dogs Sustain Serious Injuries
Children Attacked by Dogs Sustain Serious Injuries
February 5, 2010
The month began badly for a family from California. On February 1 a woman and her three children were walking along a set of train tracks in San Bernardino County, about 55 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, when a pack of dogs escaped from their enclosure and tore into the children [READ MORE]




READER COMMENTS

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I have suffered a deep bite on the left elbow, and nearly had my left thumb torn off. My toy Schnauzer suffered 14 puncture wounds to the head and neck, a fractured right leg, a slit throat and a deep bite in the right breast extending to her under arm. She was shaken like a rag doll to break her neck. She lost 7 teeth, and is in the hospital again to have her upper canine tooth removed and have the leg reset.

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