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Dog Bite Injuries
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 HelpIf 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 Owners Can Be Responsible for Dog Bite Injury
Children Attacked by Dogs Sustain Serious Injuries
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.