Dog Attacks Can Cause Severe Injuries

Dogs are often called "Man's Best Friend." Unfortunately, while most dogs are safe around people, others are not. Owners of vicious dogs sometimes do not understand that their "baby" can be a danger to others, and fail to adequately control their dogs. Other times, owners of vicious dogs simply do not care, and allow their dogs to roam at large in their community and pose a risk to other people.

Dog Attacks Can Leave Lifelong Scars

The consequences of a dog attack can be severe and long-lasting. Because dogs will often go for the neck or face, even if the attack is not severe enough to endanger the victim's life, it will often require multiple reconstructive surgeries and therapy, and psychological counseling to deal with the aftereffects of the attack. Because a dog bite can cause significant infections, these bites are much more serious than being cut by glass in a car crash. Doctors often are reluctant to close wounds caused by dog bites due to infection risks.

Children are especially vulnerable, as they may not recognize a dangerous animal or be able to escape once attacked. An injured child may need both reconstructive surgery and counseling after an attack.

Teaching The Law On North Carolina Dog Attacks

Personal injury attorney Ruth Smith can help you with your dog attack case. Ruth is experienced and knowledgeable of the laws regarding dog bites. She has even taught a seminar to other lawyers on the topic of North Carolina dog bite law. Her focus and knowledge can be vital in helping you obtain compensation for a dog bite attack.

Find Out How We Can Help Today!

When you have been injured by a dog attack, you want help. Dealing with doctors, insurers, lawyers and courts can be overwhelming at a time when you are hurt and simply want to feel better again.

Ruth Smith can help you obtain the compensation you need after a dog attack. Ruth understands how disorienting the process can be for an injured person or their family. Call for a free initial consultation at 828-782-3832, or use the convenient online form and Ruth will get in touch with you. Based in Asheville, Ruth Smith fights for dog attack victims across North Carolina.

Each case is different. Many factors such as the severity of injuries, ability to prove liability, amount of liability insurance coverage, jurisdiction, medical expenses, and many other factors can determine the outcome of a particular case. You should not use these examples as a representation of what recovery you will obtain in your particular case, as every case is unique. Ruth Smith does not guarantee that the outcome of your case will be similar to the results listed above.