We can help you hold negligent pet owners accountable for severe injuries caused by an animal attack.
Dogs have a well-earned reputation for being mans best friend. However, even the mildest mannered and friendliest dog can turn vicious under certain circumstances. Dog bites and attacks that occur as a result can cause injuries that are severe and potentially life threatening, leaving victims with lasting physical and emotional scars. At the David C. Chavez Law Firm , we understand the devastating impacts these injuries can have on every area of your life. For over 30 years, our Los Lunas personal injury attorney has provided the fierce legal representation needed in these cases, helping dog bite victims and those seriously injured from them get the compensation they need to recover.
Regardless of the breed, if a dog feels scared, threatened, hungry, or in pain, it can cause them to attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all dog bites involve animals the victim was otherwise familiar with, and roughly one out of every five dog bite injuries is severe enough as to require immediate, emergency medical attention.
At David C. Chavez Law Firm, we represent people who have been victims of these attacks. While you focus on your recovery, our New Mexico personal injury attorney focuses on holding negligent pet owners accountable. Common types of injuries suffered by clients include:
Severe cuts and puncture wounds, due to bites and scratches which can leave permanent scarring;
Broken or crushed bones, caused by the strength of the dogs jaws;
Torn muscles and tendons, due to the dogs tendency to hold onto victims;
Life threatening infections, caused by bacteria in the dogs mouth.
In addition to your physical injuries, the trauma of the attack can leave emotional scars. Increased anxiety, flashbacks, and sleep disturbances are common and can occur you for years after the incident.
Under Los Lunas City Ordinances , residents are prohibited from owning any type of vicious animal that could pose a hazard to people in the community. Dog owners are prohibited from allowing animals to run loose and must keep them restrained in public places at all times. Failure to do so could leave them liable for any injuries that result.
David C. Chavez Law Firm are experienced personal injury attorneys , who can help you hold irresponsible dog owners responsible. Damages you may be entitled to in a claim include:
Current and future medical expenses, including medications and physical therapy;
Lost wages and future losses in earning due to lingering disabilities;
Compensation for pain, suffering, and mental anguish caused by your attack, your injuries, or the scars that result.
Punitive and other damages.
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At David C. Chavez Law Firm, we fight to help you get the compensation you need to recover from dog bite injuries. To discuss your case with our Los Luna personal injury attorney, call or contact our office online and request a consultation today.