Whether it is a Pit Bull, a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd, a Chow or some other breed of dangerous dog, owners of dogs have a responsibility to keep those dogs on a leash or in an area that they cannot escape. Many cities have enacted ordinances to protect the public against dangerous dogs and their owners because the injuries that are caused by these dangerous dogs can be so severe. In extreme cases, people have died from being attacked by a dog. Even after the physical wounds have healed, which often require multiple surgeries to fix, the emotional scars remain. Many victims of a dog attack experience symptoms of or are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They relive the attacks. They fear they will be attacked when they see a dog who is not on a leash.
Contact Thomas A. Herald, P.C. for a free consultation to learn your rights and to learn how to hold the owners of dangerous dogs accountable.