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Dog Bite Injuries

Although dogs are often considered one of the kindest and friendliest pets, they can unfortunately be very dangerous if they act aggressively. Dog bite injuries cost victims roughly $1 billion every year across the United States with close to 350,000 people seeking emergency room treatment and some tragically dying from their injuries. Dog owners are responsible for keeping their pets appropriately restrained when in public to prevent these incidents and if they fail to do so they may bear legal responsibility for the results.

If you or someone you know has been injured by an unrestrained or aggressive dog, you may be facing large medical bills and other damages. You do not have to go through this time alone. Contact the San Diego injury lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 to schedule a free consultation in which to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Common Injuries

When dogs attack, they can cause severe and even life-threatening injuries. You may be able to fight for financial compensation by holding negligent dog owners responsible for not properly restraining or vaccinating their animals. Some of the most common injuries include the following:

  • Puncture wounds and lacerations from bites
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Possible infections carried by dogs such as rabies
  • Sprains, fractures, and even broken bones

When the injuries sustained are sufficiently severe to require medical attention, legal action is almost certainly appropriate.

Contact Us

Do not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer about your possible case when you have been as a consequence of a dog owner’s negligence. Contact a San Diego personal injury attorney at Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 today.

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