North Dakota Dog And Animal Bite Lawyer

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Did you know that animal neglect is at an all-time high? Did you also know that there are millions of homeless animals roaming the streets of America today? In an age of animal cops, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and pet psychics, one would think that animal awareness would be at an all-time high. Unfortunately, this is not the case in America today.

In recent North Dakota dog bite news, a 3 year old boy was bitten by a pit bull. The dog was euthanized after he attacked the child for touching one of his toys. The three year old was treated at the hospital for bite wounds and released the same day.

With nearly 5 million animal attacks involving dogs each year in America, ranging from minor bites and scratches to vicious attacks that could result in death it's no wonder hospitals around the country collectively report roughly 1,000 emergency visits per day due to dog bites. In fact, a dog bite is the second most frequent cause for emergency room visits among small children. While death occurs in less than 100 of the reported dog bites that occur across America each year, dog bites that require hospitalization or other medical care, are all too common. According to studies, 20 percent of dogs who bite are non-neutered, and most involve an unrestrained dog on their owner's property. Men under 20, are most likely to be injured from a pet bite. Women and the elderly are at a higher risk of being bitten by a cat.

If you become the victim of an animal bite or attack, seek medical help immediately. If you sustain significant injuries that result in medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering, a North Dakota dog and animal bite lawyer can assist you with your case.

Not only are dog and animal bites traumatic and painful in themselves physically, but they can also put you at risk for different bacterial infections. One such infection from bites that is becoming more common is that of what has been referred to as a superbug, a bacteria strain known as MRSA. It is resistant to antibiotics, and it is often found in hospitals. Other serious infections can occur from a bite, and though the wound may not look serious, bacteria can be planted deep into joint and tendon spaces.

Unfortunately, North Dakota is a one-bite state, meaning that a dog owner cannot be prosecuted for a dog's first offense. This favors the dog owner, so it may be tough to tackle your case alone. A dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney will be well-versed in North Dakota's dog-bite laws, so they are equipped with the knowledge needed to win your dog-bite case, and recover the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to under North Dakota law.

It's recommended that you seek out a lawyer that specializes in North Dakota dog and animal bite law; however, accident and personal injury lawyers that handle other areas can be helpful as well. Keep in mind that successful personal injury and dog-bite lawyers will have years of experience and hundreds of successful dog-bite cases to their credit.

To find an experienced dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney, visit the American Bar Association website. The ABA offers free access to thousands of personal injury and dog and animal bite lawyer and attorney profiles in North Dakota.


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