Great Dane Attacks
Great Dane Bite Injuries
The Great Dane is one of the largest and tallest dog breeds in the entire world, with a prior minimum AKC recommended weight of 120 pounds for males and 100 pounds for females. Although the AKC has dropped the weight requirement, Great Danes are still known for their broad stature as well as their sturdy build.
Great Danes are, in general, very friendly dogs, which have earned them the nickname “gentle giant.” Despite their mild temperaments, however, Great Danes sometimes do bite. The chance of a Great Dane becoming aggressive can increase when the dog is not properly socialized and trained.
If you are the victim of Great Dane attack, the harm you experience may be significant due to the size and force of the dog. The dog’s owner may be responsible for all of your losses, including paying for your medical costs. However, you’ll need to consult with a dog bite attorney for assistance in order to protect your rights. Call us at: 1-800-298-0111.
The Dangers of a Great Dane Attack
Although ranked low on the aggressive scale, Great Danes are strong dogs and a Great Dane attack can be very frightening. The consequences of a bite will vary depending upon the extent of the dog’s aggression as well as the age of the victim, with children most likely to suffer serious injury.
For all victims of Great Dane bites, potential injuries include bruising, lacerations and cuts, and broken or fractured bones. If the dog knocks you over or throws you backwards, both likely given its size, brain damage is also a possible injury. Finally disfigurement, permanent scarring, and even death could result from a Dane attack.
Owners of Great Danes may be held legally responsible for the consequences of their dog’s actions if the attack is the result of the owner’s negligence. An experienced Houston dog bite lawyer at Simmons and Fletcher can help dog bite victims take legal action.
Let Us Represent You after a Great Dane Attack
If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a Great Dane, getting legal help is a smart decision. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., our experienced Houston dog attack attorneys have the knowledge and skills needed to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 713-932-0777 to set up a free consultation.
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.