Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted In: Dog Bite Posted On: February 8, 2019
What is the first thing you think about when you hear of a dog bite or attack? It is not something that most of us think about often or expect, but we want you to know that they can happen to anyone. It seems like we are hearing more and more stories like this one, where a Pennsylvania mother and her 13-month-old baby were attacked by a dog while walking down the street.
In that case, not even a neighbor could stop the dog. Luckily, a passing motorist pulled over and was able to stop the attack. Unfortunately, the little girl was seriously injured. Her mother also had multiple bites and the man who helped stop the attack suffered a serious leg injury after falling in the ice while struggling with the dog.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are here to help when you need a Pittsburgh dog attack attorney. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your incident-related expenses.
Dog attacks can be terrifying and devastating, especially for young children and the elderly. Both groups are more vulnerable because they cannot fight back as easily as an able-bodied adult. However, anyone is at risk of an attack when a dog’s owner is negligence and careless in their duties. With the story above, we do not yet know where to dog came from or why it was roaming the street. We do know that is was improperly secured.
Dog owners should always take steps to keep their pets secured in their property. If they leave a fence or door open, a dog can get out and cause chaos. We also know that dog owner should always have their pets leashed according to municipal leash laws. Under no circumstances should a person allow their dog to be around other people or pets if it is known to be aggressive.
You may be surprised to learn that there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites each year in the United States. While most of these bites are minor, there are many that cause serious damage. Dogs have powerful jaws that can cause significant soft-tissue damage. Many attacks require a person to undergo both emergency surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery to repair the damage.
We know that the last thing you expected to be dealing with was a dog attack injury. If you or someone you love has been attacked, you need to seek legal assistance. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we will work diligently to secure the compensation you need. This can include: