Utah Dog And Animal Bite Lawyer

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Animal neglect is at an all-time high in America today. Unfortunately, animal awareness is not. Currently, there are millions of homeless animals throughout the United States, and dogs are still being bred and raised to participate in dangerous dog fights across the country. This is not only a scary situation for abused or neglected animals, but there are numerous safety concerns for the individuals who may find themselves in the path of an abused or angry animal that attacks. Animals that come from these situations are more prone to violence and attacks, and can pose a large threat to unsuspecting people.

With nearly 5 million animal attacks in America each year, ranging from minor bites to vicious attacks that could result in death, hospitals around the country collectively report roughly 1,000 emergency visits per day due to dog and animal bites. Dog bites are the second most frequent cause for visit in emergency room visits among small children. While death occurs in less than 100 of the reported dog bites that occur annually, dog bites that require hospitalization are common.

Most often, children are the victims of dog bites and animal attacks. Children are more curious and not fully aware of the dangers of unfamiliar dogs. They are also not as likely to be able to protect themselves from dogs or other dangerous animals. Many dog bites can lead to permanent injury, both physical and mental.

Dog and animal bites can lead to an influx of medical and treatment bills. There may also be injuries that require ongoing medical attention and/or rehabilitation, such as;
scarring
disfigurement
infection
nerve damage
tissue damage/loss

If scarring is prevalent enough, or a disfigurement severe enough, it can lead to years of plastic or re- constructive surgery.

If you have been attacked or bitten by an animal, seek medical help immediately. If you sustain significant injuries that result in medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering, you will have to hire a Utah dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney.

It is vital to take the necessary steps to not only having the dog bite treated, but also in preserving any evidence of the attack that can assist with building your case. Seeking medical attention promptly is the most important, a wound may not look to be severe, but could actually be harboring an infection that can quickly worsen if not treated. Identifying the animal and his owner and gathering as much information as possible will also be important. If there were any witnesses of the attack, statements can be taken and used in building your case as well.

Utah law states that owners and keepers of dogs are liable for all injuries caused by their dogs, excepting only dogs in law enforcement, whether or not that dog has previously bitten others or shown signs of being vicious. This makes the law of Utah favorable to dog bite victims. While the law is on the victim's side, you will still need an attorney's expertise. A dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney will be well-versed in Utah dog-bite statutes and laws like these in order to help victims recover the maximum amount of damages they are entitled to under Utah law.

To locate an experienced personal injury or dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney in the State of Utah , visit the American Bar Association to gain free access to 1000's of personal injury and dog and animal bite lawyer and attorney profiles.

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