Nebraska Child Dog Bite Victim Lawyers
Child Attacked by a Dog
No parent wants to see their child bitten by a dog, but dog bites are common in children. Children are often naturally attracted to dogs, making them easy targets for aggressive dogs. Many dogs also become fearful or alarmed by a child's behavior, making them more prone to bite children than adults. Whatever the cause, a dog attack can seriously injure a small child, sometimes resulting in long-term scarring and disfigurement.
Because children are smaller, they are more prone to be injured in a dog attack. Children are especially vulnerable to dog attack between the ages of 5 to 9 years.
Cullan & Cullan LLC can help if your child suffered a dog bite. Contact us at (402) 397-7600.
Who's Responsible For My Child's Injuries in Nebraska?
Most states have leash laws that pet owners are required to follow. When a dog bites, chases, or attacks another person or dog, the pet owner is responsible for their dog's aggressive behavior. Since they're financially responsible, their homeowner's insurance policy covers any dog bites that take place on their property.
In most of the dog bite cases we see, the owner and victim know each other. We know a common concern that most victims have is whether or not they'll be "suing" a friend or family member. We can assure you that the dog owner's insurance company will be financially responsible – not your friend, neighbor, or family member.
We'll fight to recover compensation from the insurance company for your child's bills, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Missed time at work
Dog Bite Statistics
According to the American Medical Association, dog bites are the second leading cause of childhood injury. About 2 million children are bitten by dogs each year. Approximately 30 people die every year, as a result of dog attacks in the United States. The majority of these victims are children.
- Dog bite injuries are the cause for 1,000 daily hospitalizations and emergency care visits nationwide daily.
- 76 percent of attacks are to children.
- Rural areas account for 4 times as many dog bite-related injuries as urban or suburban areas.
- Around 5,900 bites are sustained by mail persons or letter carriers each year.
- Dog bites are the fifth most common cause of childhood emergency room visits (following motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, food poisoning, and being struck or impaled).
Both parents and dog owners need to be aware that any dog can bite in certain situations. Children shouldn't ever be left alone with a dog.
Experienced Omaha Nebraska Child Dog Bite Cases
Cullan & Cullan LLC know the horrible impact a dog bite can have on a child. Our Nebraska dog attack attorneys know the law. If your child was involved in a dog bite, please call us. Our lawyers also have medical degrees and backgrounds in studying medicine. We know medicine and the law. Let us help your family.
Contact us at (402) 397-7600.
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We are here to help you obtain compensation from those responsible so that you can focus on healing, rehabilitation, and getting your feet back on the ground. For more information about how the lawyers at Cullan & Cullan LLC can assist in protecting your rights, please call (402) 397-7600 today for a free case evaluation.
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