Dog Bites Do Not Always Happen the Way You Imagine They Will
When you think of a dog bite, you may think of a very specific situation. For example, you may think of a dog that bites someone who walks onto their property. You may think of a child approach a dog and that dog biting. Or you may think of a dog getting loose from their yard and going on the attack. While all of these are potential ways in which dog bites can happen, it is important to note that there are many other ways they can happen and many other sometimes surprising places they can happen.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite then we encourage you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. There is never any risk for doing so and it will give you the peace of mind that you know if you have a legal case or not.
A case in Brooklyn is making headlines
In particular, there is a case in Brooklyn in which a dog bite has not been consistent with many of the narratives people have about dog bites. In this case, the victim wasn’t bitten on the city streets – they were attacked on an airplane. In fact, the victim was a flight attendant on the plane. While you are likely now imaging a tiny, lap dog, the actual dog was a large German Shepard.
This is not even the strangers part of the story. The dog in question was trained to a guard dog by the military and it had famous owners: Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. The victim says that the dog ran to her leg, which resulted in a fall. She ended up injuring her back and needed medical treatment as a result.
The stats about dog bites are startling
You may be surprised to learn that there are more than 4.5 million people attacked or bitten by a dog each year. Of those, about 850,000 end up in the hospital. They can suffer from injuries such as lacerations, bruising, and even death. As the case above demonstrates, in some cases it is not even a case of a person being bitten – being run down by a dog can be an actionable offense if a person ended up injured. In California, the owner of a dog can be held accountable even if they had no reason to previously suspect that the dog in question was aggressive.
There is an easy way to find out if you have grounds for a personal injury case
If you have been injured by a dog then you may have grounds for a personal injury case. The best way to find out is to contact a dog bite attorney. When you reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 we can provide a free legal consultation. Call us now and let us help you through this situation.