If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dog bite in Pittsburgh, you need to act quickly. After you seek medical attention, secure help from a Pittsburgh dog bite lawyer who will ensure you are treated fairly. You should not be on the line for medical expenses or damages because of a dog owner’s negligence. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are ready to get to work to secure the compensation you need.
Dogs are arguably the most popular pets in the United States. Estimates say that there are around 90 million dogs in US households and that around half of all households have at least one dog.
Most dog bites are minor, and people require little to not care at all. However, for the nearly one million bites that do require a hospital visit, the injuries can be devastating.
Dogs have powerful jaws, and dog bites can inflict serious soft tissue damage as well as damage to arteries and veins. In many cases, dog bites cause disfigurement and impaired mobility for victims. Surgery is often required to restore a person’s functionality and appearance.
Many dog bites are caused when a dog is scared or when someone reaches for the dog’s food bowl. Often, though, dog bites occur due to owner negligence. In some cases, dog owners:
If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog bite, you may be eligible for compensation. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we will work to investigate whether a dog owner’s negligence caused your injuries. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. This can include:
When you need a Pittsburgh dog bite attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.
The last thing anyone expects is that they will get bitten and injured by a dog bite. Unfortunately, these injuries happen at alarmingly high rates. Today, the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman wants to review some of your questions about dog bites.
Dog bites are not uncommon. According to the Canine Journal, there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites each year in the United States. While not every dog bite results in a serious injury, the CDC says that 800,000 of those bites requires medical attention.
According to Forbes Magazine, during a recent study period, Pitt Bulls were responsible for killing 284 people over a 13-year study. Despite accounting for only 6.5% of the total US dog population, they were responsible for 66% of the dog attack deaths. Second, in line was Rottweilers and third was German Shepherds.
Children and the elderly are most at risk of serious dog bite injuries because they are unable to defend themselves or get away from the dog when an attack occurs. However, anyone is at risk of a dog bite injury.
Dogs’ have very powerful jaws. When they decide to bite, whether they are scared or aggressive, they can cause serious injuries. The most common injuries we see are:
In many cases, dog bites cause disfigurement or impaired mobility in victims. These injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims and their families.
We find that these incidents often occur because a dog’s owner was negligent or careless in their duties to keep the dog away from other people or pets. Dog owners should always:
Under no circumstances should an owner let a dog that is known to be aggressive be around other people or pets.
You should be able to secure compensation for your dog bite injuries if the dog’s owner was negligent or careless. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we recognize that these claims can become complicated. We are ready to investigate all aspects of your case so we can secure the following: