What Dog Breeds Frequently Bite Humans?
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With over 500 years of combined legal experience, our Cincinnati dog bite lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have the knowledge and resources to help you obtain maximum compensation. While you focus on recovery, our dedicated legal team will handle your case.
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A nip might cause a small puncture, and you might feel like little harm was done. But dog attacks also can be severe and deadly. Large, strong dog breeds can break bones and cause disfiguring injuries. In addition, any size dog can cause an infection, which can be harmful if not properly treated. The most recent data available from the CDC stated about 799,700 people in the U.S. required medical care for dog bites, with the highest injury rate among children.
Dog teeth can cause puncture wounds and lacerations. A dog bite can also cause harm to the soft tissue, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and more.
Small dog breeds are unlikely to fracture a bone. But large dogs have considerable jaw strength. As a result, an attack can lead to one or more bone fractures that require medical attention. Rabies
Rabies is a rare but serious risk. Dogs get the rabies vaccine, but according to the CDC, dogs account for about 1% of all rabid animals each year.
Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a severe bacterial infection. The risk of tetanus from a dog bite is small because of the tetanus vaccine. The CDC reported there are about 30 cases of tetanus in the U.S. each year.
Most Pasteurella infections are the result of cat or dog bites or scratches. This bacterium can be found in about half of dog bite injuries, and up to 18% become infected. Always clean a dog bite wound well and see a doctor to reduce the risk of infection.
Being attacked by a dog can cause significant psychological trauma. Depending on the severity and wounds, you might need counseling or be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Studies have linked PTSD in children and dog bites.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
In any case of personal injury, you may pursue compensation for a number of losses. However, the process can be complicated, with many paperwork and court hearings requiring extensive legal knowledge.
Seeking the assistance of our experienced attorneys at KNR can give you the advantage you need to win your case. We will guide you through every step of the legal process, ensuring that you know all your options.
If a dog bit you, you may pursue funds for a number of losses that include, but are not limited to:
KNR has helped numerous dog bite victims in and around Cincinnati get compensation for their needs. Let us guide you through the legal process, help you get treatment, negotiate with the insurance company, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
The Ohio personal injury lawyers with KNR represented a 13-year-old girl who was bitten by the neighbor’s dog…
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We investigate who was in control of the dog at the time and gather evidence about what happened. For example, we might pursue compensation from the dog owner and another party, such as a hired dog walker or kennel.
Once we identify the responsible people or businesses, we find out whether they have insurance coverage. The best way to recover compensation might be through filing an insurance claim. For example, businesses that work with animals usually have insurance. An owner’s homeowners’ or renter’s insurance policy also may cover dog bite injuries.
We make sure you receive appropriate medical care and have everything you need to recover. We also work with you, your doctors, and, if necessary, medical experts to gather evidence of your injuries. To secure the maximum compensation possible, we have to prove the type and severity of your injuries.
If there’s no insurance coverage or the insurer denies your claim, we might recommend filing a lawsuit. Going to court doesn’t have to be intimidating. We’ll appear in court on your behalf and guide you through the phases of litigation. Most personal injury claims settle, but we aren’t afraid to fight for your compensation at trial.