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When Dogs Bite, You Sue the Negligent Owner

Date: Dec 1st, 2018 By SMA Law Group
Categories: Dog Bite Injury

We all know the saying “dogs are a man’s best friend”. We know this to be the truth because dogs are fierce and loyal creatures. If you have ever had the benefit of owning a dog then you understand the complete loyalty and unfaltering love a dog can provide for you. Dogs are also great at keeping you fit because they require maintenance that encourages you to walk or run around with your dog. There have even been studies that suggest women sleep better when a dog is in the bed compared to cats or other humans. The studies suggested that dogs interrupt sleep less than cats and other humans. Women in the study also suggested that they felt more comfort and safety with their dogs than cats or other humans. But with all great things, there is a great responsibility. Just because you own a dog does not mean that you are the worlds greatest owner. Just because you love your dog unconditionally does not mean that your dog does not have a mind of its own. A lot of time and dedication goes into cultivating a healthy relationship with a pet as well as understanding and curbing its temperament.

Out of a top 10 list of most aggressive dogs, the most aggressive tend to be the smallest like a Chihuahua. Smaller dogs tend to be more aggressive because they are more susceptible to feeling anxious, territorial, or panicked. However, you never really hear about a Chihuahua’s fatal bite. This is because their jaws are so small and their impact is not very intense. When a small dog bites you hard it may break some skin, but in no way is it going to cause major trauma. Big dogs like German Shepard or Pit Bull are more likely to cause fatal injuries because their bite is quite literally bigger and their strength is more intense. Despite these bigger breeds having better temperament and overall way less aggression than smaller dogs, these pets get a bad rap because of their dangerous mouths.

This is why our Dog Bites Attorneys at SM&A Law Group in Pittsburgh encourage you to call us when you or a loved one has experience injury from a dog bite. More than likely the dog bite occurred due to the negligence of the dog’s owner.  You have the right to file suit for total compensation of the injuries you sustained due to dog owner negligence. The benefit of filing a dog bite claims is that you can send the message for dog owners to take more responsibility for the way that they treat their animals. So not only are you ensuring that you get your bills covered, but you are doing a social service to ensure that dogs are being taken care of responsibly. Give us a call at 412-765-3345 or click here for a free consultation as we evaluate your potential for a case. Let us do the hard work so you can concentrate on healing.

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