At Pepper & Odom, P.C. we handle dog bite cases and have a proven record of success. Did you know that approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year? (See www.caninejournal.com). Did you know that approximately 900,000 of those dog bites become infected? (See www.caninejournal.com). People, especially young children, can be injured in a blink of an eye. Furthermore, eighty percent (80%) of the dog bites cause no injury that requires medical attention. (See www.caninejournal.com). However, of those twenty percent (20%), they are really severe and require medical attention. In addition, from my own personal experience, in dealing with dog bite cases as a former district attorney and as a Personal Injury Attorney, I have seen children have their eyes torn out by a biting dog, half their faces ripped off, injury to their head, fingers and hands greatly injured, and bodily injuries to their torso, arms, and legs. Moreover, all of these incidents required medical attention and some required plastic surgery as well.
Dogs bite for a variety of reasons, such as reacting to a stressful situation, feeling threatened, attempting to protect themselves and family members, not feeling well, startled by a person’s actions, and rough play by them nipping or biting often lays the groundwork (i.e., it is okay to bite people). (See www.caninejournal.com).
The top dogs that bite are: Chihuahua, Bulldog, Pit Bull, German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd, Lhaso Apso, Jack Russell Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Bull Terrier, Pekingese, and Papillion. (See www.caninejournal.com). Furthermore, pit Bulls account for the vast majority of bites.
Dogs are products of their environment, while all dogs can bite, their training and environment are really the cause of their aggressive behavior. (See www.caninejournal.com). In other words, if you abuse of mistreat a dag, then the chances of them acting aggressively toward children and adults increase dramatically.
Dog should be treated with respect and gentleness; otherwise, they will be very aggressive.
I am Personal Injury Attorney Daniel C. Jones of Pepper & Odom Law Firm. I am a Personal injury Attorney because I help people get the money they deserve after they have been wrongly injured by someone’s dog. At Pepper & Odom Law Firm, we have years of civil trial experience that we will put to work for you, give us a call at Pepper & Odom Law Firm, 601-202-1111.
By: Daniel C. Jones, Esq.
PEPPER & ODOM, P.C.
460 Briarwood Dr., Suite 420
Jackson, Mississippi 39206