While many dogs are very friendly towards humans and wont injure them, some dogs are overly aggressive. Either they are frightened or angry, or their aggression is bred into them (depending on the type of dog). In either case, if a dog unduly attacks a person or his or her loved one because an owner failed to control its behavior, the owner of the dog might have to be held accountable for the dogs actions.
Dogs bites can result in significant injuries. Some of these injuries might even cause a dog bite victim to have to go to a hospital immediately to seek treatment, while others can fester over time, making a doctor or hospital visit happen later. But even if a person does not have to go to the hospital to treat his or her injuries after a dog bite, he or she might still be hurt seriously. Some of the dangers of dog bites include:
* Broken bones / fracture injuries
* Lacerations or contusions
* Blood loss / loss of consciousness
* Infection / rabies
These injuries can be quite serious. A dog owner has the legal responsibility to control the behavior of his or her dog, and when he or she fails to do so and the dog attacks another person, the victim of the injury might be entitled to compensation.
Dog bites injuries are often serious, but many people fail to address them soon, allowing the injury to get even worse. However, some people want to take medical action but do not have the ability because of costs. But, if a dangerous dog has attacked you or someone you know even though you did nothing to provoke it, you might qualify for financial compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss your legal position and options.