If you are the unfortunate victim of a dangerous dog attack, it can be a very difficult and extremely complex situation. No matter what the degree of injuries are which result, what inevitably comes up in the discussions is the following: do you blame the breed of dog, or is the dog’s owner somehow negligent? There will be many differing opinions. Many dog owners portray the dog to be simply the entirely misunderstood victim itself. This is an extremely common argument among Pit Bull dog owners in particular, who often claim that it’s not the dog, but the owner. Problem owners who irresponsibly train their Pit Bulls to be overly aggressive are the real problem. Responsible ownership is the key.
However, where does that argument actually stand up in the case of a horrible dog mauling by the “sweet” family pet Pit? Inevitably, when one of these terrible cases hits the news, everyone mentions what a nice dog it was, so sweet. A true family pet. But it almost or maybe actually did kill the innocent member of the family, or perhaps a neighbor just an innocent by stander. The truth is that statistics show that some breeds are instinctively more dangerous than others. Not only are some breeds more dangerous, certain breeds are more deadly when they attack. Too often, the tragic story of a dog bite attack involves a breed like a Pit Bull. Not too often is there a deadly Poodle or Chihuahua attack.
Further proof that certain breeds are more likely to bite is the fact of the inability to obtain a homeowner’s insurance policy which covers certain breeds. Is it just a coincidence that landlords will not rent to owners of known dangerous breeds? Owners have coined a catchphrase, “canine racism”, to bring their side to light. Insurance companies know the statistics – they don’t want to pay out money in a dog bite attack, so they simply do not want to insure certain breeds of dogs.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a dog bite attack, you need a dog bite attorney to fight for your rights as a dog attack victim. Dog attacks are on the rise, and often result in serious life long injuries, or even death. If you or a family member have been bitten by a dog, get emergency medical treatment. The next thing to do is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who has handled previous dog bite cases.