A skilled Wyoming dog bite lawyer can take a bite out of your Wyoming losses
While no breed of dog is always bent on attack, two types of dogs are especially dangerous: a pit bull and a Rottweiler. These dogs have been known to kill humans, no matter how safe they may have seemed before the assault. In 2007 a woman in Friendswood, near Houston, was killed by a pit bull. Also, two Rottweilers were among dogs assailing a 7-year-old child in Chicago in early 2009, resulting in death. That's not to say all pit bulls and Rottweiler dogs are dangerous, but the fact is, many are, which can lead to action in the legal realm.
When a dog attacks a person, a favorite target in many cases is the face. A person's lips, nose and cheeks can be torn off by a dog's teeth, and such injuries can cause permanent disfigurement or scarring. After such a devastating attack, the victim in Wyoming or elsewhere is entitled to monetary compensation for his or her medical bills, loss of wages and pain and suffering.
An assault by a dog on a human being may not be just upsetting but also extremely damaging to the person's health. Injuries suffered in a dog bite assault can be disfiguring and hard to heal and may require lengthy medical treatments. If this is the case, a skilled Wyoming dog bite injury attorney is necessary to gain proper and full financial compensation for the victim's suffering.
Numerous cities in Wyoming or elsewhere have ordinances banning dogs from running freely. Such "leash laws" require that dogs be kept within a fence or a house or on a leash always. When a dog gets loose and bites an innocent stranger when unprovoked, and is off the dog owner's land, the dog owner may be liable for not just a fine, but for a jail sentence. In both Texas and Michigan in late 2008, dog owners were sentenced to 7 to 15 years in prison after their dogs attacked and killed people.