Dogs can be wonderful companions and adorable pets. However, not all dogs are man’s best friend. Sadly, at Viper Law Group we are seeing more and more victims of dog bites. These are heartbreaking cases, particularly because often times children are the victims.
Dogs can be very dangerous animals if they are not controlled and trained properly. The animals have very powerful jaws and a vicious dog attack can lead to permanent disfigurement and extensive medical treatments to address the injuries and infections that result from the attack. Dog owners are liable for their pets’ behavior and are responsible to protect the public from injury and attack. Even if the animal has not previously exhibited aggressive characteristics, an owner can be held accountable for their failure to keep their dog contained in the backyard or inside the house.
Owners are especially liable in cases involving children, as their ignorance and natural curiosity puts them in greater risk of danger. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, it is important that you retain a knowledgeable attorney immediately after receiving proper medical care. Facial injuries, neck injuries, torn muscles, and other serious injuries are common when a dangerous animal is not properly restrained or fenced.
Please call our firm today at (480) 566-9445 or use the “Quick Contact” form to the right so that we can help you start on the best course of action for your family. Our team is prepared to review your case and help you take the legal actions needed to hold the responsible parties accountable.