Unfortunately, dog owners don’t always take the proper precautions to keep their dog from biting or attacking someone else. Animals can sometimes be unpredictable. And unfortunately, animals such as dogs aren’t always controllable. It is the responsibility of the animal’s owner to ensure he or she is taking the reasonable precautions to prevent accidents, such as animal attacks or dog bites. Dog bites, especially those from larger dogs, can cause people to suffer serious injuries or even injuries that result in death. The force exerted by a large dog’s bite is three times stronger than that of a human’s bite, which should clearly explain the severity of any end results.
Statistics and Facts About U.S. Dog Bites
The National Canine Research Council has reported that approximately 1.1 million dog attacks requiring medical attention occur in the United States each year. About 60,000 of the resulting dog bites are serious in nature resulting in injuries that require more intensive medical treatment. Forty to 60 people die in the United States every year because of dog attacks. According to the reports, about half of the animal attack deaths every year are children. A very small number of dog bite victims, which totals less than 1% of them, get compensated by insurance companies for damages. However, in most cases the victim has the right to file a claim for damages because of the injuries suffered in the animal attack. Glendale Dog Bite Attorney, Warnock MacKinlay Law, can help you file your claim if you are injured in an animal attack.
Who Is Responsible for Animals in Glendale?
The State of Arizona has strict laws regarding any attacks on humans by domesticated animals such as dogs. These specific laws put the responsibility for any
emotional and physical damages suffered directly on the shoulders of the animal’s owner. Any exception for liability purposes would be if the victim of the attack had been provoking the dog or other animal, intentionally or unintentionally just before the attack that caused harm. People generally are not expected to assume any risks while they are around domestic animals, but they should always be alert for any signs of aggressive behavior. Always be aware of any signs of aggression and know how to react.
Some Important Tips to Keep in Mind When Around Dogs
In order to stay safe around dogs or other domestic animals, you need to make sure you understand all of the warning signs of aggressive behavior in animal. Here are some important tips you need to keep in mind concerning dogs so you can stay safe.
- All breeds of dogs can be dangerous in certain circumstances
- Before you approach a dog, look for signs of aggression
- If a dog appears to be aggressive, don’t make eye contact with him
- Dogs can sense panic, so don’t panic and remain very still
- Slowly back away from the animal in question
- If a dog isn’t on a leash, don’t approach it
- Look to see if a dog shows signs of malnourishment or mistreatment
- Ask the owner for permission before approaching an animal or before attempting to pet an animal
- If you aren’t familiar with an animal, be extra cautious around it
Free Case Consultation – Call Glendale Arizona Dog Bite Lawyer Nathaniel B. Preston Today
Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) is experienced with helping animal attack victims pursue a personal injury claim seeking the compensation they deserve for any injuries suffered by an animal attack. Your initial consultation with Nate regarding your animal attack is absolutely free. Plus, you won’t have to pay any legal fees unless Nate recovers money for your damages first.
If you or a family member has suffered any kinds of physical or emotional injuries from a dog bite in the greater Phoenix area, contact Glendale dog bite attorney Warnock MacKinlay Law today to schedule your free initial personal injury consultation. Contact Nate by filling out the online form or by calling 602-652-2009.