Serious Personal Injury Law
Severe Dog Bites
As a society, far too many people are quick to blame the dog when a person is bit. At Baily Law Firm, we firmly believe that people are to blame, not dogs. It is the negligent, careless, irresponsible and even reckless conduct of owners that leads to serious dog bite injuries.
In most circumstances, dog bites are generally avoidable through common sense and responsible practices. For example, owners must always leash their dog in public, period. All doors to and from the home should be secured and all family members (including children) and guests instructed not to let the dog out. Even friendly dogs can run out of the house and, overwhelmed and startled, react negatively to people. Situations like this can cause serious injuries but are entirely avoidable through responsible pet ownership and basic precautions.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), approximately 20% of people who are bitten by a dog require medical attention. Severe dog bites can include bone fractures, disfigurement, nerve damage and serious infection or disease. If you or a loved one have suffered severe injuries from a dog bite, contact a lawyer who will seek to hold the owner responsible, not the dog.