When you go to someone else’s house, the last thing you think about is getting injured by a pet. You also do not expect to get attacked by a pet while you are out walking around. However, we know that pets attack people all the time – their owners and other people. At the SMA Law Group, the pet attack attorneys in Pittsburgh are ready to help if you or a loved one are injured. We will get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What we know about pet attacks
Dog bites are the most common form of pet attacks. There are nearly 90 million dogs in households across the country. While most dogs are perfectly peaceful, Canine Journal tells us that there are around 4.7 million dog bites in the US each year. We realize that not every dog bite results in a serious injury, but nearly 800,000 of those bites requires medical attention according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Dogs are not the only pets that can cause injuries to a person. Other types of pets that attack people include:
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We know that children and older citizens are most at-risk of pet attacks. They simply do not have the ability to defend themselves or get away from an incident. However, anyone could be a potential victim of a pet attack.
Dogs and other pets have very powerful jaws. When a pet is aggressive or if they are scared and feel they need to defend themselves, serious injuries can result. It is not uncommon for our Pittsburgh pet attack lawyers to see the following injuries:
These injuries can result in significant consequences for victims. In many cases, victims suffer from permanent disfigurement.
If you or a loved one are injured after being attacked by someone else’s pet, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the SMA Law Group, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will investigate every aspect of your incident in order to secure the compensation you deserve:
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