Personal Injury: Nelson Law Group can help with dog bite injuries
Dogs are known for being a man’s best friend, but when they are scared, feel like they need to protect a loved one, or find themselves being provoked, they will attack. And believe it or not, this happens more than you might think. People just like you are treated in emergency rooms for dog bite injuries every day, and the results can be catastrophic.
While no one can completely prevent a dog attack, you do have rights in these situations. Our personal injury lawyers at Nelson Law Group can help pursue your dog bite injuries claim and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
How often do dog bite injuries occur?
Recent statistics show that more than 4 million dog bites occur in the United States every year, and many of those attacks are by dogs that you see all the time versus a stray dog attack in a nearby park or neighborhood. Nearly one in every five people who are bitten require medical attention. Injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Basic scratches and cuts
- Lacerations that require plastic surgery
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Muscle tears
- Temporary or permanent nerve damage
If you did not instigate a dog attack, you may be awarded significant damages from the dog’s owner if you can show they were negligent, failed to stop the attack, or that the dog has a history of aggressive behavior.
Do’s and Don’ts: What to do when you are around dogs
The website, dogsbite.org, has tips on what to do when you are around dogs or faced with an attack. Many of these tips are also provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Here are a few:
- Always ask if it is okay to pet someone’s dog before doing so.
- When faced with an aggressive dog, stay still and be calm. Avoid direct eye contact.
- If a dog knocks you to the ground, curl into a ball with your head tucked and hands over your ears and neck.
- Do not startle a sleeping dog or disturb one that is caring for puppies.
- Do not tease a dog, especially one that is chained or tethered.
If you are injured as a result of a dog bite, identify the dog and its owner and seek medical attention immediately. It is also a good idea to take pictures of your injury and file a dog bit report.
It is also important to speak to a member of our team to see if you have a legitimate dog bites injury claim. You need a lawyer who has experience in personal injury law — someone who has seen it all. We will gather relevant evidence to build your case and devise a personalized litigation strategy to help you win now.
Call Nelson Law Group today!!
Nelson Law Group, PC brings over two decades of experience to each personal injury case we handle. We have an extensive bench and jury trial experience in personal injuries arising from a variety of causes that result in a wide array of injuries. We will devise a comprehensive strategy based on our years of experience, intuitive legal skill, and the desired outcome of your case. Also, we will be available to answer your questions or respond to your concerns as they come up.
Give our knowledgeable staff here at Nelson Law Group, PC a call if you have any further questions regarding this or any other issue. Our staff is always available. Give us a call today!
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