The number of people severely injured every year from dog bites is staggering:
If you or a loved one has endured the traumatic experience of a vicious dog bite in Tulsa, OK, you need to enlist the help of dog bite lawyer Attorney Blake Hayes; contact him online or at (918) 392-4641. Blake Hayes and his team understand the pain and trauma inflicted from a dog attack. Medical bills, surgeries, and psychological help can be financially burdensome.
Oklahoma has strict state laws that mandate that owners of animals must restrain and control their pets on their own property and in public venues. The pet owner is responsible for any damages incurred if the owner fails to maintain control of their dog or other pet. If the animal is provoked to attack, then the owner may not bear full responsibility for the injuries. Almost 60% of fatalities from dog attacks happen on the pet owner’s property by an unrestrained dog. Even restrained dog attacks account for nearly 20% of deaths from vicious dog attacks.
Most people take good care of their pet dogs, and the majority of the dogs are great companions to their families. Unfortunately, some dogs are greatly neglected causing them to be aggressive and dangerous. Some breeds of dogs are generally more aggressive, including Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. These two breeds are responsible for more than half of dog bite injuries and fatalities. Owners of aggressive dog breeds must take extra precautions to properly control their dogs.
Children and elderly people are most often severely injured or maimed from an aggressive dog bite. Trauma from a dog bite can last a lifetime. Children sometimes need psychological help for the rest of their lives. Severe scarring can require reconstructive surgery and may be difficult to overcome. Blake Hayes has the expertise as a dog bite lawyer to recover damages for all aspects of a dog attack.
Some public service workers are also more vulnerable to dog bite injuries. Under Oklahoma law, postal workers, utility maintenance workers, public-safety workers and meter readers are protected while working and entering private properties. Any public service official injured from an owned pet will be eligible for a settlement to cover all costs, lost wages and pain and suffering if the owner of the pet is negligent in restraining their dog.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a dog bite, seek medical help immediately. When feasible, contact Blake Hayes to ensure you have the best representation for you and your family. We offer a free consultation to victims in and around the Tulsa, OK region, and we work on a contingency basis for all dog bite victims.