It is no surprise to see the trend of young adults today choosing to take care of pets as a precursor to taking care of children. Dogs and cats hold a special place in our hearts. This is why videos and pictures are all over the internet. There is nothing that takes the stress away like watching kittens and puppies do their magic of just being their adorable selves. However, dogs and cats are a major responsibility both emotionally and financially. Through a survey of a group of young adults who own dogs, it was found that most would spend more on a dog’s health than they would their own. People also spend more on their dogs than they do on their cats.
The decision to spend money on your furbaby is not what is at issue. Instead, what is becoming more concerning is the lack of understanding that your furbaby is still an animal. Dogs are loyal creatures and most commonly docile, but that does not excuse them from acting erratically, impulsively, or dramatically. Like any pet, they start to bring their own personality to the table the more they get accommodated to their surroundings. The more they start to trust their owner, the more you start to see their subtle behaviors and nuances. You see a side of your pet that most strangers don’t get to see, which is so endearing, but it is important to note that you may call your dog a fur baby, but to someone else, it is their worst nightmare.
When dogs attack it is not because they suddenly feel the need. Typically dogs attack because they feel threatened. It doesn’t excuse their behavior and the owner is ultimately responsible for the behavior of the dog regardless of whether the dog was feeling threatened or not. In the city of Los Angeles, it is required by law to report any dog bites. If you suffered an injury due to a dog attack then you may need to file a suit for compensation for the injuries.
Common injuries include puncture wounds, infections, nerve damage, post-traumatic stress disorder, scarring, or lacerations. These injuries, depending on the severity, can cost a pretty penny in medical bills. Some injuries like nerve damage or mental stress can go on for quite some time. Getting attacked by a dog is serious and you have the right to get fair compensation for the injuries you sustained.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog attack, then you have the right to file a suit to get justly compensated for your injuries. Recovery time from a dog attack is just as serious as any other injury and it can impact your life in the worst ways. To ensure that the owner is taking full responsibility, be sure to reach out to our experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg. Call 310-997-0904 or click here to start your journey to financial recovery today.