Many people love their pet dogs the same way they love any other member of their family, and these people often have well-behaved, loving canine companions living in their homes. However, the sad truth is that other people view dogs as mere tools to be used as vicious attack dogs or as fighting dogs, and these dogs are often mistreated and trained specifically to be hyper-aggressive. These dogs may attack at random, leaving their victims severely injured and possibly even disfigured. These major injuries can result in a heap of expensive medical bills and no way to pay them. However, dog bite victims have the right to seek the recovery of damages in civil court. If you or a loved one were harmed by a dog attack and want to talk to a dog bite lawyer, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you explore your legal options and help you get familiarized with your rights as a dog attack victim.
Although many dog breeds of smaller size are considered to be more aggressive by nature than certain larger-breed dogs, most serious dog bite injuries have been attributed to sizeable dog breeds. According to data published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 2014, the most common breeds associated with serious bite injuries include German shepherds, mixed-breed dogs, and Rottweilers, as well as Saint Bernard and Labrador retrievers. Jack Russell terriers were also implicated in a number of serious bite incidents despite their smaller size. The same AMVA literature review noted that Rottweiler bite incidents reached a peak at the same time the breed’s popularity appeared to reach a peak during the early- to mid-1990s.
Small dog breeds and midsize dog breeds (including spaniels, collies, and various toy breeds), although not implicated as often in seriously injurious attacks, were found to be among the most aggressive of dog breeds. However, smaller-sized dogs do not have the strength to cause major damage during attacks the way that larger-sized dogs can.
If you need a dog bite lawyer in Blue Springs, Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. are available for a free case evaluation. We have spent the past four decades helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by demanding justice in the civil courts. We work on a fee-contingency basis, so you do not pay a penny in legal fees until we have brought your case to a successful resolution via a cash settlement or a courtroom win. As a dog bite victim, we may be qualified to recover damages from the dog who injured you’s owner, who can be held liable for your pain and suffering in court. These damages may then be given to you as financial compensation which can then be used to pay for medical bills and daily living expenses while you recover from your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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