Dog Bite Injuries

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
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They say a dog is a man's best friend.  Unfortunately, dog bites and attacks on humans are very common.  According to U.S. statistics, during 2007 there were a reported 35 fatal dog attacks.  Another 5,000,000 people suffer non-fatal dog bites and attacks each and every year.  Nearly 1,000 people per day require emergency care to treat dog attack injuries.  There are over 150 dog breeds in the U.S.    

Some interesting statistics are as follows:

  • 83% of all dog attacks are to adults
  • 77% of all dog attacks result in maiming
  • 77% of all dog attacks induce bodily injuries
  • 73% of all dog attacks are on children
  • 70% of all dog attacks result in death

Pit bulls will not hesitate to attack adults and will do so as often as they will attack children, a trait not found in any other breed.  This makes pit bulls the most dangerous breed of all.  Pit bulls and rottweilers make up over 60% of all dog attack fatalities.  

Dog owners are responsible for their dog's behavior. Dog attack injuries can be catastrophic, especially to children.  In the State of Florida, whenever a dog attacks and causes injuries, the owner of the dog is strictly liable to the victim.  We thoroughly investigate dog bite attacks and look at all possible responsible parties. 

Important questions are:

  • Place of attack?
  • Was the dog's owner present?
  • Was the dog restrained?
  • Did the dog have all legally required shots?
  • Dog's vicious history?
  • Was the dog a stray?
  • Dog owner?

Common dog breeds known to attack are:

  • Pit Bull
  • Rottweiler
  • Wolf-Hybrid
  • Chow Chow
  • Akita
  • Bullmastiff
  • Cane Corso
  • Dogo Argentine
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Fila Brasileeiro
  • Presa Canario
  • Shar Pei
  • Tosu Inu

Common injuries sustained due to a dog bite or attack can include:

  • Facial Wounds
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Laceration Wounds
  • Contusion Wounds
  • Disfigurements
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Infections
  • Rabies
  • Nerve Damage
  • Muscle Damage
  • Wrongful Death

You can reach Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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