These days more and more people are keeping exotic pets. The days when an individual would just have a dog or a cat are gone. Now people keep everything from birds to lizards, snakes, spiders, exotic cats, reptiles of all kinds, and just about anything you can think of.
Just because the pet may be exotic, does not absolve the pet owner for being responsible for their pet’s actions. Many of these exotic pets can be unpredictable and animal attacks involving them can occur.
Depending on the size and breed of the pet, an animal attack injury may range from being very mild to being life-threatening. Some exotic pets are even poisonous! When exotic pets are involved in an animal attack, many of the same rules that apply to dog bites apply to these cases. If the pet owner was negligent with their pet and you were attacked and injured by that pet, you deserve to be represented to have your needs taken care of.
If you have been the victim of an animal attack and you would like to speak to an attorney please contact LA Injury Group, Inc. here on our contact form or call us toll free at 1-888-500-1006.
Many of us know dogs as “man’s best friend.” Many of us have grown up with dogs in our lives and we have loved them like they were another member of the family. Just because a dog is a beloved family member does not change the fact that it is an animal and many breeds of dog are very strong and capable of doing serious damage to a person of they decide to.
Dog bite injuries can take many forms. Some of them may not break the skin, but will leave scratches and potentially bruises on your skin. Others can be very serious. Larger dogs with powerful jaws can cause injuries that may need multiple stiches to close or even surgery. Depending on where the bite is and severity of it, the dog bite may leave a scar or it could leave someone disfigured.
Sadly, often those that receive the worst dog bit injuries are small children. They are less able to defend themselves from an attacking dog and since they are smaller, the dog may be able to fit more of their body into their mouths, multiplying the damage. In some cases a child attacked by a dog may end up with injuries that will leave them scarred or disfigured for life.
A dog owner is liable for damage done by their dog if:
- The dog owner was negligent and that negligence led to the attack.
- The dog owner violated local leash laws and allowed their dog to run free.
- The dog owner knew their dog had a history of injuring people and still kept it.
Once it is determined that the dog owner is at fault, you deserve to have any and all medical bills paid for and to be compensated for the pain the dog bite has caused you and/or your family.
If you have been a victim of a dog bite and you would like to speak to an attorney please contact LA Injury Group, Inc. here on our contact form or call us toll free at 1-888-500-1006.