Fort Lauderdale Dog Attack Attorney
When you are walking down the street or with your family at the park and you see a dog, what is the first thing you think? If you are like most of us, it is something along the lines of, “How cute is that doggy?”
Unfortunately, all too often people are bitten or attacked by dogs in the United States and they usually have no idea it is about to happen. At Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. we want to help if you have been injured by a dog bite due to the negligence of its owner. We will work to secure compensation for all of the bite-related expenses. When you need a For Lauderdale dog attack attorney, call us today.
You probably are not surprised that more than 36 percent of households have a dog. You may even have one yourself.There are nearly 90 million dogs in the US. But did you know these statistics?
- There are nearly 7 million dog bites each year in the US.
- According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 5 people bitten by a dog require medical attention.
- That means around 800,000 people a year are injured badly enough by a dog bite to see a doctor.
While many of these dog bites are minor, a bad attack can leave people with major injuries. We know that children and the elderly populations are especially at risk because they are not able to get away from the situation or defend themselves.
When a dog has made the decision to attack, it can be scary. They have very powerful jaws. Whether they are attacking out of fear or aggression does not matter in an attack. They can cause severe soft tissue damage, even tearing into muscles, veins, and arteries.
There are cases when a dog attack leaves people disfigured and needing plastic surgery to restore appearance and functionality to an area. This does not include the lasting pain and suffering people experience due to the trauma of an attack.
Often, the cause of a dog attack can be because the dog’s owner was negligent in some way. If a dog owner chooses to ignore leash laws and allows their pet to roam freely, they should be held liable if an injury occurs.
They must also ensure that their dog is properly secured on their property so they cannot get out. If they do, they will roam unsupervised. Many attacks happen and the dog owner had no idea they were even away from the property.
What To Do Now
We know that the last thing you expected was the get attacked by a dog when you started your day, but when it happens, you need to know where to turn. At Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. we understand the laws associated with these cases and we know what to do so you can get full compensation for all of your attack-related expenses. Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on being with your family. We will help recover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering damages
- And more