I’m so sorry to hear about the attack on your child. Pit bulls are known as an aggressive and powerful breed of dog, which are responsible for many attacks in the U.S. every year. Many of these people require emergency medical treatment, and in some cases the injuries are lifelong. In studies, pit bulls have been found to be responsible for a higher percentage of dog-attack deaths than any other breed in recent years.
Of course, not all pit bulls are aggressive. People who own pit bulls do need to be aware of the risk their pets can pose to other people and should take special precautions to keep others safe. Pit bulls have potential to cause very serious injuries and even deaths.
Although a pit bull attack many only last minutes or even seconds, it can cause serious injuries and permanent disabilities in victims. Some examples of types of injuries that victims of pit bull attacks can suffer include torn ligaments, serious lacerations and bruising, broken bones, scars, and permanent damage to the nerves.
If you have been the victim of a pit bull attack, you should receive immediate medical attention and file a police report. The report should include a description of the dog and the information about the owner. This can help if you need to file a lawsuit later.
Being a victim of a pit bull attack in Houston can not only by physically and emotionally damaging, it can also be very expensive. The victim may be unable to return to work and may need psychological help to recover from the attack. The victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and scarring.
If you have been the victim of a pit bull attack in Houston, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our attorneys can help. Call us today to learn more, or visit our LinkedIn page to learn more about the firm.