Clermont County Dog Bite Lawyer
Dogs were among the first animals domesticated by humans, first as a source of food and eventually as a hunting companion and friend. Due to their loyalty and other excellent characteristics, dogs are frequently considered man’s best friend. Unfortunately, many people fail to give dogs the respect they are due as a result of being an animal. Regardless of how friendly a dog is, it is still an animal and retains at least some instincts that do not fit the picture of domestication.
It is imperative that everyone treat dogs, particularly unfamiliar dogs, with the appropriate amount of caution, since they all have some instincts that humans do not understand or that are potentially harmful. To help control the dangers of animals and the risk of attack, owners are expected to keep their animals under their control at all times.
Unfortunately, millions of Americans are injured by their negative encounters with dogs and other animals each year. It has been estimated that there are about 5 million people injured by dog bites each year. Of those, one-sixth will require medical attention for the injuries that result from the attack.
Common injuries from dog attacks and their results include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Scar tissue buildup
- Soft tissue injuries
- Emotional or physical distress and scarring
If you have been injured by a neighbor’s dog or a dog that has escaped from its home, you may be able to pursue a legal claim against the owner. For more information on these claims, contact a Clermont County dog bite lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733.