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Dog Bite Attorney Oceanside

“I didn’t even realize what was happening at first.”

So many people have dogs as pets that we often forget just how strong they are. Most pets are harmless, but every dog is capable of biting. Dog bites send hundreds of thousands of people to the hospital each year. Many of those bites become infected, leading to more serious medical problems.

If you’ve been attacked by a dog, you may need a dog bite attorney in Oceanside. At the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt, we are standing by to take your call.

The Risk

It is a risk that we just don’t think about, despite the fact that there are over 80 million dogs in the US. When we go to someone’s house, take our kids to the park, or even take our own dog walking, we are used to seeing other dogs. Most of the time when you pat a dog, nothing happens.

Sometimes though, a dog does bite.

Dogs have powerful jaws and when they decide to bite, the resulting injuries can be devastating. In a dog attack, they say to curl up and cover your face. That’s because some of the worst dog bites that happen disfigure people and require reconstructive surgery to fix. Children, because they are lower to the ground, are at particular risk of major injury. Kids, along with elderly people, are unable to fight back.

Some dog bites happen when an owner tries to break up two dogs fighting. Others happen because of the negligence of a dog owner. If a dog is not on a leash, despite municipal leash laws, and it bites someone, the owner could be held liable for injuries.

In the aftermath of a dog bite or attack, contact police or animal control. If the dog has a history of aggressiveness or previous bites, then the owner could be responsible for damages.

Victims of dog bites don’t just suffer physically, but emotionally as well. They could even suffer from PTSD long after an incident, something that is hard to live with.

What To Do When It Happens

Dog bites are scary because they happen so unexpectedly. The potential for soft tissue injuries is high, especially in children and the elderly, but anyone is at risk.

If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, report the incident immediately and keep all medical records related to the incident. You may need a dog bite attorney in Oceanside to help you through your next steps, especially if someone else’s negligence has caused you or a loved one harm.Your medical bills may begin to pile up, leaving you wondering how you will afford the cost of care. At the Law Offices of Edward J. Babbitt, we are experienced in this area of law and will guide you through the entire process. We want to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your damages, both physical and emotional. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.

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