As St. Peters residents get out and about during these last days of summer, potential danger and injury may be the last things on their minds. But, it can be a very wise thing indeed to be ready for these situations so they don't catch a person completely off guard. This blog post will describe what a person should do if they, or a loved one, suffers a dog bite.
While there are many different types of accidents that can cause injuries to a Missouri resident, one of the most unexpected is from a dog attack. While dogs are treated as beloved pets, that does not alter the reality that if one is mistreated, vicious or allowed to run free, there is a chance that it can bite a person. When someone receives a dog bite, it can cause serious injury and even death. The owner of the dog is responsible for its behavior and it is possible to file a lawsuit to receive compensation after being bitten and injured by a dog.
When Saint Peters residents think about the potential ways in which they can suffer injuries when they leave their home, there are numerous ways that may come to mind, but among the last of those considered will be an animal attack. While these types of incidents might seem unusual, they are quite frequent. A dog attack or being bitten or otherwise injured by any kind of animal or pet can cause significant damage and even death. Those who have been subjected to an animal attack might have massive medical expenses, disfigurement, long-term damage and personal issues. Having legal assistance when considering a lawsuit is essential.
Everyone knows that dogs are man's best friend. Thousands of animals are welcomed into homes of Americans, including those from the St. Peters, Missouri, area, as family members and friends. But not all dogs are the same. Unfortunately, not all dogs are friendly.
Millions of Americans, including many from the Saint Peters, Missouri, area, welcome animals into their homes and families as pets. While a vast majority of pets are tame and loving, there are times when an animal may lash out at another person. Based on statistics from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2012 alone there were as many as 16,500 insurance claims from dog bites alone. And those figures do not include attacks from other pets such as horses, cats or reptiles.
Dogs act as wonderful friends to millions of Americans. Many of us consider our dogs to be members of our families. However, as long as dogs and humans live in close proximity, there will be incidents where people are hurt by dogs.
Dogs may be "man's best friend," but they are still animals and as such have the capacity to bite. A dog might bite a person if it feels threatened or scared, but sometimes a dog will bite a person even if the dog was not provoked in any way. Dog bites can inflict serious injuries, and depending on the size of the dog and the extent of the attack could even threaten a person's life.