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Traumatic Attacks: Dog Bites

At the Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC, we help clients in Albuquerque who have been injured in all kinds of accidents, including dog bite injuries. An accident that could have been avoided, like a dog bite, can be especially tragic and traumatic. If you, or someone you love, has been attacked by a dog and has a dog bite injury claim, we can help.

Dog Bite Cases: When Man’s Best Friend Turns Into The Enemy

Dogs can make the best of friends. We love our pets. But animals can sometimes act like, well, animals. Pet owners have a responsibility to make sure that their best friend doesn’t attack or hurt other people. Some of the most traumatic premises liability injuries come from a dog attack.

Dogs usually attack with their teeth and target the face, arms, hands, legs and feet. The bigger the dog, the more damage it can do. Likewise, the smaller the victim, the more dangerous, and even deadly, the attack can be. When a child gets bit or attacked by a dog, the trauma can be devastating.

Dog bites can result in injuries that include:

  • Damage to nerves, bones and skin
  • Scarring and disfiguration
  • Infections and disease
  • Psychological and emotional damage, including PTSD

The damage done by a dog bite can require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries to repair damage and in some cases, even reconstructive surgery. A dog attack can also result in severe emotional scarring and trauma that can last a lifetime. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help.

New Mexico And The One-Bite Rule

New Mexico law is one of a small number of states that follow a one-bite rule. The one-bite rule provides that dog owners should be protected the very first time that their dog bites someone. In other words, if an owner doesn’t know that a dog is potentially dangerous, they wouldn’t know that they need to be careful with the dog. However, even with the one-bite rule, dog owners can still be held accountable if they were negligent or in violation of a city ordinance or state law.

Call Today To Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you or someone you love has been attacked by a dog, Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC can help. We know and understand how traumatic dog attacks can be and we want to help you recover damages and compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 505-445-7097 or email us to schedule your initial consultation.