Oklahoma Dog And Animal Bite Lawyer

You've most likely heard the term Man's Best Friend referring to dogs. While it is usually true that a dog is an owner's loyal companion, there are times when a dog can be a vicious attacker against a person. Each state has certain laws detailing how an owner should contain their dogs and other animals in regards to leashing and even fencing. These are put in place to protect others, as the behavior of animals can be unpredictable. When dogs and animals attack, it often results in cuts, bruises and injuries to the victim. For victims of such attacks in Oklahoma, the state has mandated that they are entitled to monetary compensation from the animal's owner.

Dog and animal attack victims in the United States suffer over $1 billion in monetary losses every year due to lost wages, rising cost of medical care and treatment, and legal and insurance fees. In fact, dog bite victims alone cost insurers over three hundred million dollars each year. In Oklahoma, owners of dogs and other large pets are held accountable for their pets' actions. If a victim can prove that the attack came without warning and that he or she in no way provoked the attack, the owner must pay damages and compensation. In order for victims to go through this process, they need the help of an Oklahoma dog and animal bite lawyer/attorney.

Here is just one example of an animal attack that happened recently in Oklahoma. Just a few years ago, a five-year-old boy was wandering in his backyard and walked into the yard of a next-door neighbor, who had two large pit bulls, and the dogs attacked the young boy. A nearby high school student rushed at the dogs, who ran away, and saved the young boy from further injuries. He had multiple bites on his head and legs. One of the dogs was shot and killed, and the other was tested for rabies. The owners were held liable because they had not properly secured the dogs, and they had a past history of violent behavior. Small children are unfortunately often the victims of most animal attacks.

The majority of injuries are often found on the face, because that is where animals instinctively attack. Other injuries may be on the arms and legs. In addition to cuts, scrapes, and lacerations, a victim may also suffer from broken bones. Wounds are at risk for infection, particularly a serious strain of staph known as MRSA. It is dangerous because it is resistant to most drugs and antibiotics. If you or a loved one are a victim of an animal attack, it is necessary to see a doctor as soon as possible in order to treat any bacterial infections in addition to the sustained injuries.

Not only are dog and animal bites traumatic and painful physically, but also emotionally as well. Victims may be traumatized by the event and develop a fear of animals of flashbacks of the incident. 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 should hire an Oklahoma dog and animal bite lawyer or attorney. It is highly recommended that you find a lawyer or attorney who specializes in Oklahoma dog and animal bite law, however, personal injury lawyers can be helpful as well. Be sure that your lawyer/attorney has a solid history of cases won in the courtroom, and someone who can deliver the best results.


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