Siberian Husky Attack
Husky Bite Injuries
Huskies are working dogs that were originally bred in North-East Siberia. With their dense double-fur coat, Huskies are a resilient breed that enjoys being outside and that thrives in cold environments. While perhaps best known as sled dogs that can travel up to 40-miles per day, Huskies today are commonly kept as pets in homes throughout America. Unfortunately, despite their cute image, not all Huskies are friendly. Husky attacks can be quite serious.
Unfortunately, these high-energy working dogs can present a risk when not properly trained by their owners. Numerous high profile instances of Husky attacks have hit the news, including a 1999 case in which a woman needed more than 100 stitches after being attacked by a Husky as well as a more recent case in which an infant was killed in 2010 when a Husky bit his head.
When a Husky bites, regardless of whether the bite causes mild injury, serious injury, or even death, the dog’s owner may be legally responsible for the costs and consequences. If you are a dog bite victim, contact a Houston dog bite lawyer at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. to learn about your legal options.
The Dangers of a Husky Bite
Although a medium-sized dog, Siberian Huskies have strong jaws and can cause significant damage when they bite a human. The consequences of a bite by a Husky may include broken or fractured bones, lacerations and bruises, puncture wounds, infection, and shock and disfigurement, among other problems.
Death may result from a severe attack or when an attack involves young children who are especially susceptible to a dangerous dog. Finally, the emotional costs of a Husky bite can be great, and many people who are victims of a dog attack experience post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, or other lingering mental effects.
The costs of a Husky bite can be significant, both in terms of medical bills to treat the physical problems and in lost wages if the bite results in you needing to take time off of work. The non-economic costs can also be staggering.
Dog owners may be responsible for paying for both actual losses as well as non-economic or intangible costs, such as paying damage for pain and suffering. The extent of a dog owner’s liability will depend upon the situation and the severity of the injuries.
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. can help you to determine what compensation to seek in your Husky attack case. Our attorneys investigate all types of dog bite cases and can use our legal knowledge to help you get the money you deserve.
Let us Represent You after Your Siberian Husky Attack
If you have suffered a bite or been attacked by a Husky, contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., today to learn more about your rights. The consultation is free and we do not charge you any attorneys fee unless we win your case.
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.