LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just about everyone loves dogs, but there are times when human beings have a hard time realizing that man's best friend can also be his worst enemy. The Law Offices of Burg and Brock and its dog bite attorney experts remind pet owners to be vigilant regarding their dog's level of aggression. The rest of us also need to be on our guard as well when dealing with other people's pets.
While most dog bites turn out to be fairly minor, a number of them are serious enough to warrant an estimated $1 billion annually paid out in insurance claims. Worse, the American Humane Association reports that there have been some 238 known fatalities associated with dog bites involving some 25 breeds of dog.
As personal injury lawyers, the Law Offices of Burg and Brock have seen a large number of dog bite cases. The personal injury lawyer Los Angeles-based office has a number of suggestions so that dog owners and the rest of us can avoid being involved in this all too common cases. First of all, dog owners need to understand that they must keep must never allow their dog to be unleashed in a public area. We know some dog owners will never listen to us, but there is no dog so well behaved it can be trusted off a leash in public. Keeping your dog on a leash is crucial both for the dog's safety and that of the public.
Owners of male dogs need to be particularly aware that, in this case, it's the male who appears to be the deadlier of the species. Fortunately, neutering male dogs does seem to help. While 92% of fatal dog attacks have been committed by male dogs, the vast majority of those dogs were unneutered. If you're not breeding your dog, having a male neutered is an absolute must.
In general, Los Angeles dog bite lawyer Cameron Brock implores readers to take basic responsibility for their pets. Too many owners we encounter seem utterly unable to comprehend the thought that their dog might be dangerous despite glaringly obvious evidence to the contrary. An aggressive or vicious dog is nothing more or less than an uncontrollable lethal weapon. If you own a dog that can't be controlled and is dangerously aggressive, you must either keep it from people at all times or you must have it euthanized. There are no other options.
Fortunately, few dogs are dangerously vicious; many dogs, however, may have minor issues with aggression. These also must be dealt with and cannot be minimized. Even a "nip" can lead to a nasty injury and an expensive law suit. If you have the slightest concern, consult your veterinarian to see what can be done about your dog's behavior.
Still, dog bites happen. If you or a loved one has been bitten by an aggressive dog, the Law Offices of Burg and Brock is the most respected contingency-fee based law firm. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, please call 888-509-2998 today or visit the firm's contact page.
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