Dog bite and dog attack cases can be gruesome. Man’s best friend is one of the best pets in the world, but dogs have the ability to cause serious injury or even death if they bite or attack. Dog owners have a duty to keep their dogs on a leash or in a fence especially if their dog is aggressive, overly protective, or unpredictable. Attorney Richard Griffin and the Griffin Law Firm have the experience you need to win your dog bite personal injury claim if you are the victim of a dog attack. Our Atlanta dog bite attorneys are here to help and can be reached at 877-PAIN-LAW or 877-529-7070.
What types of claims can arise from a dog bite or attack?
- Dog Bite Personal Injury Claims: Personal injury claims arise when the dog owner acts in a negligent manner or fails to take the required measures to ensure their dog does not pose a threat to others. To read more about personal injury claims that arise from dog bites or dog attacks, we recommend:
- Dog Bite Wrongful Death Claims: Wrongful death claims can result from dog bites or dog attacks that cause the death to the injured party. Liability requires that the dog owner act negligently, violate local dog leash and restraint laws, or fail to take adequate precautions to protect others from their dog. To read more about wrongful death claims and the damages allowed we recommend:
- Dog Bite Workers’ Compensation Claims: Workers’ compensation claims can arise when workers are injured in dog attacks or dog bites. This often results for workers who deliver goods, inspect premises, read meters, perform repairs, and other types of works at homes or businesses. To read more about workers’ compensation claims and the benefits and settlements that can be reached, we encourage you to use the following link:
- Dog Bite Social Security Disability Claims: Dog bites and dog attacks can be the basis for a social security disability claim if the injuries plus any other health problems are enough to totally disabled the injured party from any work that they are qualified to perform. The period of disability must be projected to be for more than one year to be qualified. To read more about social security disability claims and the process of applying we encourage you to use the following link:
What types of injuries are common from dog bites or attacks?
- Lacerations and open wounds to the face, hands, arms, legs and other areas of the body.
- Disfigurement and permanent scarring
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries
- Other serious and permanent injuries
Important Dog Bite or Dog Attack Statistics:
- Damages from dog bite claims and injuries total over 1 billion dollars every year.
- On average there are about 33 dog bite deaths every year in the U.S.
- The CDC projects that there are about 4.5 million people bitten by dogs every year.
- Approximately 20% of the dog bite victims require medical attention.
- There are about 368,000 emergency room treatments to dog bite victims every year.
- About 31,000 dog bite victims require plastic or reconstructive surgery every year. This equates to about 1,000 per day.
- It is projected that only about 15,500 dog bite victims receive a settlement from an insurance company for their dog bite case.
- The average insurance payment on a dog bite case is approximately $22,000.
- There are over 83 million dogs in the United States.
Which dog breeds are usually thought of as more dangerous or aggressive? The following list are the breeds that some label as more aggressive or dangerous. However, clearly how the dog was raised and trained makes a huge difference. Further, all dogs should be properly leashed or fenced as required by local law to keep children and adults safe.
- Pit Bulls: The CDC found that pit bills account for about 67% of the fatalities that result from dog attacks.
- German Shepherds
- Alaskan Malamutes
- Doberman Pinschers
- Chow Chow
- Presa Canario
- Akita Inu
Free Dog Bite or Dog Attack Claim Consultation: Attorney Richard Griffin and his Atlanta dog bite attorneys are ready and willing to provide you a free consultation. You can obtain this needed free legal consultation by calling us at 877-PAIN-LAW or 877-529-7070 or by emailing us your claim information to: