San Jose Dog Bite Attorneys
Each year in the United States people are injured and even killed by animal attacks and dog bites. Hundreds of thousands of dog bite victims seek medical attention annually as a result of their injuries. Although this number is quite high, it may not be totally accurate, as many victims do not receive medical attention for their injuries. The majority of dog bite victims are children who account for 60% of all reported dog bite injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite or animal attack please contact a Northern California dog bite injury attorney right away.
There is not one specific breed of dog that is the most dangerous; any type of dog is capable of attacking a human. Even the dog of a family member or friend may attack a person that they are familiar with. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to be in charge of their animal at all times, including preventing an attack.
A dog bite is an unexpected and traumatic experience for any person to go through. A person who has been bitten by a dog bite may go through post traumatic stress disorder, emotional problems, fear of dogs, physical rehabilitation, and reconstructive surgery. Over 43,000 facial injuries are the result of dog attacks. If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries.
What to do After a Dog Attack
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Use soap and warm water to gently cleanse the wound
- Contact animal control about the dog bite, and provide as much information as possible
- Take pictures of the injuries sustained in the dog attack
- Photograph the scene of the dog attack
- Collect information from any witnesses who were present during the dog attack
If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog bite or animal attack accident, please contact an attorney at Van Der Walde & Associates at (877) 862-6288.