Dangerous Dog Breeds
Protecting Your Rights After a Dog Attack
Certain breeds of dogs are thought to be more dangerous, more aggressive and more prone to unprovoked attacks than other breeds. Some of this is by design – the goal of decades or even centuries worth of careful breeding. Guard dogs were bred for territoriality. Fighting dogs were bred for “gameness” (a tendency to attack with minimal “provocation”), for killer instinct (persisting in violent attack despite submissive “surrender” behavior), for strength, etc. Some is simply learned behavior passed on by abusive or simply negligent dog owners (dogs who are frequently left chained or are otherwise not properly socialized are more likely to bite).
Whatever the reason, when it’s you or a loved one who has been attacked and injured by someone else’s dog, don’t rely on anything less than experienced legal help. Seek legal guidance and representation from a law firm you know that you can trust.
Since 1991, Plattner Verderame, P.C., has been that law firm for thousands of people in Arizona and from across the country. Today, we are ready to be that firm for you.
Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer. If a dog bit you or your child, don’t be surprised to hear from an insurance company representative soon. They may sound friendly. They may sound like they sincerely want to help. But based on decades of experience with these situations, we can tell you that they are not calling you to help. Tell us about the attack and learn more about your legal rights and options before making any decisions.
Dangerous Dog Breeds
Although many unprovoked dog attacks involve “guard dog” breeds, it is important to remember that a dog doesn’t have to be of a dangerous breed in order to bite. (In this context, “dangerous” means how serious the probable consequences of that dog’s bite are, along with how likely a dog is to bite.) That said, a short list of some of the more dangerous dog breeds we’re familiar with includes:
- Doberman Pinscher
- German Shepherd
- Wolf Hybrids
- Chow Chow
- Presa Canario
Obtaining Full Compensation for Victims
Our mission has always been to help honest people with honest injuries recover the compensation they deserve. No more. No less.
To accomplish that goal in a dog bite case, our lawyers work with medical specialists, breed experts and other professionals as needed to develop a fair and accurate assessment of the owner’s liability and the extent of your damages. In many cases, this information combined with our extensive track record of success at trial has helped us negotiate fair out-of-court settlements that spare our clients the expense and delay of going to court.
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We handle dangerous dog cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won’t owe us anything to have us represent you unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. If you’re an honest person with honest injuries, we’re a law firm that wants to help you.