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Dog Bite Lawyers

Although dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” not every canine has a gentle nature. Dog bite attacks often occur on their owner’s property but can happen anywhere. It’s essential to understand your legal rights if a dog seriously injures you or a loved one. 

The Ramos Law Firm team is here to help you, boasting many years of experience handling vicious dog personal injury cases. Equally important, we have Dr. Joseph Ramos, an emergency medicine physician, and attorney. Our law firm cares about people just like a doctor cares for their patients.

Contact a dog bite lawyer from Ramos today to discuss your case.

Dog Bite Lawyers

Although dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” not every canine has a gentle nature. Dog bite attacks often occur on their owner’s property but can happen anywhere. It’s essential to understand your legal rights if a dog seriously injures you or a loved one. 

The Ramos Law Firm team is here to help you, boasting many years of experience handling vicious dog personal injury cases. Equally important, we have Dr. Joseph Ramos, an emergency medicine physician, and attorney. Our law firm cares about people just like a doctor cares for their patients.

Contact a dog bite lawyer from Ramos today to discuss your case.

Potential Dog Bite Injuries

The most significant risk of dog bites is an infection, especially to immunocompromised victims. You never know what diseases a dog carries that can transfer to humans. However, multiple other physical injuries can occur, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Rabies infections
  • Skin wounds, such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Damaged nerve tissues
  • Torn muscles
  • Scarring and other disfigurements
  • Loss of limbs

Additionally, recovering from emotional injuries can take months or years. Common issues include:

  • Nightmares, especially in children
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered self-confidence, thanks to scarring and disfigurement 

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite Attack

You must take particular action following a dog bite attack to protect your health and legal rights:

  1. Leave the scene immediately. Don’t keep yourself in a dangerous situation by speaking with the canine’s owner.
  2. Seek medical attention. Even if your injuries seem minor, adrenaline is probably pumping through your body, and thus you may not realize how serious they are until later. Seek medical attention as soon as possible to receive a diagnosis.
  3. Contact local authorities. Whether you contact the local police, sheriff’s department, or animal control, inform the authorities of the incident. Give them the names of all witnesses, if applicable, and identifying information about the dog.
  4. Request a copy of the official report. Once the authorities complete the official report, request a printed copy. Doing so will help your case. Additionally, gather the names and contact information of the authorities that help you.
  5. Contact your experienced dog bite lawyer. Get in touch with our dog bite attorneys to discuss your case as soon as possible. We’ll ensure your rights remain protected and will work to secure the compensation you deserve.

National Dog Bite Statistics

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 4.5 million people in the United States suffer dog bite injuries annually. More than 800,000 receive medical attention for the physical injuries sustained. That equates to 1 in 5 victims requiring prompt medical attention following a dog attack.

Further, more than half of the victims are children. Children are also far more likely to suffer severe injuries as the most common victim age group. Unfortunately, children commonly sustain injuries during everyday activities and from dogs familiar to them.

Preventing Dog Bites

Although dog attacks aren’t entirely preventable, you can take steps to reduce their likelihood. Canines bite for various reasons – sometimes, they bite in defense, while others may have an injury or illness and want to be alone. Whatever the cause, you can lower the risk of an attack in the following ways:

  • Don’t approach a dog you don’t know without the owner’s express permission. Even friendly-looking dogs can bite if they feel threatened. Always ask permission first. Owners know their dogs’ mannerisms – you don’t.
  • Avoid risky situations. Understanding when you should and shouldn’t interact with a dog is essential. For instance, avoid approaching or petting a canine if the dog isn’t with its owner, is on the other side of a fence, is growling or barking, appears anxious, or hiding.
  • Train your children around the family’s dogs. Explain to your children the difference between aggressive and safe play. Further, remind them to stay gentle with the family dog – no wrestling or provoking. Teaching your children how to interact with your dog appropriately allows them to remain safe around other potentially harmful canines.

How a Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help

A dog bite lawyer from Ramos Law can fight for your rights in a civil lawsuit. Each state has laws and regulations regarding dog bites, so you must contact our firm as soon as possible. We possess the knowledge and skills to prove the dog owner’s liability and garner compensation for your damages.

Our dog bite attorneys, led by Dr. Joseph Ramos, understand the pain and suffering you endured. We will do everything we can to protect your legal rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Our firm cares for the clients we serve, and we won’t stop fighting until the liable party takes responsibility and provides economic recovery for your physical and emotional injuries.

Contact Our Dog Bite Attorneys Now

Don’t hesitate to contact our trusted dog bite attorneys. Statutes of limitations for filing a dog bite lawsuit vary by state, so you must take action immediately. When you choose Ramos Law, you receive a team of dedicated attorneys in your best interests. Contact our dog bite attorneys to discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation.

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