Attorney for Akita Bite Injuries
Akitas of both the Japanese and American variety are large and powerful dogs. Because of their size, the fact that they can be very protective of their families, their difficulties in getting along with other dogs, and their strong-willed temperament, Akitas require a firm handler who is experienced with dogs to prevent Akita attacks from occurring. Akitas are also considered by many insurance companies as a dangerous dog and have been grouped with other dangerous canines in breed-specific legislation.
As a dominant and aggressive dog, Akita attacks can be extremely dangerous. If you or a loved one has been injured by an Akita attack, it is important that you understand your rights under Texas law. A Houston dog bite attorney at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., can help.
Akita Dog Bite Information
Akitas, along with pit bulls, Chow Chows, Rottweilers, and other large and powerful dogs are responsible for the majority of dog attacks that occur throughout the United States. In fact, during the period from 1982 to 2010:
- Akitas were involved in 65 dog bite incidents that caused serious bodily harm.
- 42 of the victims of Akita attacks were children
- Akita attacks caused 8 deaths between 1982 and 2011
- Akita attacks caused 47 maimings between 1982 and 2011
The Devastating Consequences of an Akita Dog Bite Injury
When an Akita attacks, often the injuries are more serious than a simple dog bite. Because Akitas are a powerful breed, they can cause a variety of different types of damage to victims of attack. For instance, people may be knocked to the ground and suffer impact injuries. Broken bones or bone fractures are also a potential result of an Akita attack, while serious cuts and lacerations are a given in any attack. In many cases, people may also become permanently disfigured or scarred as a result of the bite incident.
Treating the injuries caused by an Akita bite can be very expensive. If you or a loved one has suffered from an Akita attack, you may be able to recover compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages related to the attack from the owner of the dog.
Let Us Represent You After an Akita Attack
If you have been the victim of an Akita attack, it is important to understand Texas dog bite laws and to learn when you can make a claim against the dog’s owner and/or his home owner’s insurance policy. To get help understanding your rights and to find a dog bite attorney to represent you and act as your advocate, contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., today for help.
Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.