Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

NOTE: dog attacks can cause injuries to victims other than by inflicting horrific bite wounds and scratches. For example, many of our clients are knocked down during the attack or while trying to avoid the attack thereby breaking bones to their hips, wrists, elbows, legs and/or arms.

areas_animalsWalton Law Firm has the skill and experience to successfully prosecute dog bite cases and recover money damages for clients.

Recovering from a dog bite can be a lengthy and painful process, often victims can recover money damages to cover their medical treatments, any necessary medications, future treatment, scarring, disfigurement, mental anguish, pain and suffering, psychological counseling and any lost wages.

In most cases, the owner of an animal is legally responsible for the actions of the animal and claims can be made against the owner and possibly a third party if their negligence caused the injury. The last statistics regarding nationwide dog bites reported that in one year alone 800,000 Americans received hospital treatment for dog bites. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the following ten dogs as the “most dangerous” because they tend to bite most frequently:

  • Pit Bull
  • Rottweiler
  • German Shepherd
  • Husky
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Chow Chow
  • Great Dane
  • St. Bernard
  • Akita

At Walton Law Firm we can fully assess your case and help you recover the maximum monetary damages for your injury in these type cases.