Not all dogs are dangerous, but there are a few that are, and in these cases, the dog's owner usually knows it. In some cases, the dog is dangerous because the owner failed to properly socialize the animal. In other cases, some owners have been known to train their dogs to be aggressive, creating a hazardous situation for neighbors and visitors to the animal's home.
There is no question that being attacked by a dog is a terrifying ordeal. Many attacks are vicious in nature, and can involve the tearing of the skin and muscle. Most victims require extensive medical procedures to treat their physical wounds as well as continued treatment for the emotional trauma you can't see. Even with treatment, physical and emotional scars may never fully heal.
Some of the saddest cases we deal with are dog attacks on children.
We Help You Recover After An Attack
Anyone can become a victim of a dog attack, from children to adults. At The Law Offices of Lyndon R. Helton, PLLC, we make sure victims receive compensation for their injuries no matter how old they are and that the dog's owner is held liable for his or her negligence.
During a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, we carefully evaluate a victim's injuries, whether they were serious in nature or resulted in a person's death. We then determine the level of danger the dog presents, its breed, and whether the owner knew or should have known about the danger but failed to correct the problem.
If the dog's owner was at fault, we will seek compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, scarring, lost income and even punitive damages. If the victim was bitten by the dog while doing their job, we can help the injured worker seek workers' compensation benefits as well.
Contact Our Firm Today
Aside from the risk of rabies, which can be fatal if left untreated, and the need to recover medical costs because of a serious dog bite, victims of dog attacks should speak to an attorney right away because of our state's statute of limitations.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed because of a vicious dog, you can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, contact our Hickory law office by calling 828-848-8776 or toll free at 888-321-0494.