Las Vegas Dog Bite Lawyers
While most animals go through life without ever hurting someone, vicious dog or animal attacks lead to serious injuries. Some victims are scarred, needing extensive treatment, and often plastic surgery. Some experience fears and shock long after the attack. Still others, worst of all, die from their injuries.
The dog owner is responsible for the control and restraint of the animal.
Ignoring this responsibility is a risk to public safety. If you’ve been attacked while on public property or while legally on private property, the owner may be liable if:
- The animal wasn’t properly secured on the owner’s premises.
- The animal wasn’t on a leash.
- The owner knew the animal was prone to violence.
Further, the owner can be held responsible for negligence if you can prove that the owner failed to exercise ordinary care in controlling the dog. This can include failure to warn of the dog’s dangerous traits, failing to restrain a dangerous dog or engaging in conduct likely to excite the dog. If this describes your experience, you should contact the experienced Las Vegas dog bite lawyers Ed Bernstein & Associates via our online request or call our office at (702) 979-4791.
SAFETY TIPS WHEN DEALING WITH DOGS THAT DON’T LIVE IN YOUR HOME:
- Teach children to always ask a dog’s owner for permission to pet a dog.
- Respect a dog’s space. Don’t casually place your hands on a dog’s fence or other property. Dogs are territorial by nature and may feel threatened if they don’t know you.
- Always act with extra caution around a mother dog and her puppies. She will be very protective of her babies.
- If approached by a dog that has gotten off its leash, do not run away and yell or make loud noises. Stand still, with your arms crossed over your chest, avoiding eye contact with the dog.
- When you feel that a dog may be approaching you intending to bite, toss an object away from you and away from the dog to distract its attention. Then confidently turn and walk away from the dog.
- Remember that a sick or old dog may be more irritable than a younger animal. Approach these dogs with extra caution.
Are Some Dog Breeds More Dangerous Than Others?
First and foremost, it’s not just the breed that makes it dangerous – a dog’s upbringing and lifestyle can make an otherwise gentle dog turn vicious. In that sense, the answer is “no.”
But, some dog owners seek out specific dog breeds for their supposedly aggressive temperaments. Because certain breeds have been targeted by dog owners who encourage aggression, these breeds have become disproportionately represented in dog bite statistics and other sources of information. In that sense, the answer is “yes.”
Hurt by a Dangerous Dog? Our Dog Bite Attorneys Are Here to Help You
When you’ve been attacked by a dog, the frustrations don’t just end with your dog bite injuries. There are medical bills, lost wages and other expenses that accumulate quickly, leaving you to deal with extra stress that you just don’t need.
Our experienced attorneys understand how animal attacks can make life difficult. If you have a legal question or would like a free legal evaluation of your claim, fill out the online request or call our office at (702) 979-4791.
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