Get Legal Advice About Dog Bites And Animal Attacks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs. Of these, 800,000 seek medical attention, according to the CDC, and an average of 16 fatalities result. A study examining documentation of dog attack fatalities over 20 years’ time identified the following breeds of dogs as most likely to be involved:
- Pit bulls
- German Shepherds
- Husky-type dogs
- Doberman Pinschers
However, nearly any breed of dog is capable of biting or attacking humans, including those known for their gentle demeanor, such as collies and cocker spaniels.
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After an animal attack, there are typically medical expenses from emergency room and follow-up care. Plastic surgery may be necessary immediately or at a future time to be determined by medical professionals.
Possible Complications: Infection, Scarring, Psychological Trauma
Whenever a dog bite pierces the skin, there is a risk of infection as well as scarring. Certain classes of people tend to suffer more, socially and psychologically, from scarring to the face or other visible parts of the body. Children may be subjected to ridicule and ostracism from peers when their faces, arms or legs are disfigured.
Furthermore, victims of dog bites and other animal attacks may require psychological therapy to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, Represents Victims Of Dog Bites And Animal Attacks
If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of a dog bite or animal-related injury, you are strongly encouraged to talk over with an attorney about your options for recovering compensation from responsible dog owners and/or property owners in a premises liability claim. Contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in North Haven, Connecticut, to schedule a no-cost consultation.
The Connecticut dog bite lawyers of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, are prepared to assist victims of dog bites and other animal attacks, including exotic animals, pets, domestic animals and livestock. Under Connecticut’s dog bite statute, owners can be held responsible when an animal causes injury, regardless of whether physical contact or an actual bite occurred. Our personal injury attorneys help animal attack victims and their families communicate with doctors and gather necessary information from them to prepare compelling cases for compensation to deal with medical bills as well as pain and suffering.
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If you have suffered a dog bite injury or a family member lost his or her life in a pit bull mauling, contact our premises liability law firm online or call us at 203-285-3593 (or toll free at 866-530-7228) to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. Some of our personal injury lawyers have received AV Preeminent or BV Distinguished ratings by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.* All are licensed to practice in all Connecticut state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. We have helped clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and are ready to aggressively pursue your claim for compensation.
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