What happens when man's best friend is anything but? Dog attacks can be traumatic and can cause serious physical trauma. Some dogs are capable of doing more damage than others. If you or someone you love suffers a dog bite injury, your first priority should be to see a doctor. You should then contact the police to report the incident. Next, you need a skilled attorney.

The two breeds listed below accounted for 74 percent of all fatal attacks in the United States between 2005 and 2011:

  • Pit bull terriers: Pit bulls often pose a danger to society because they are sometimes bred to be fighting dogs. Additionally, they use a bite and shake attack on their prey that causes immense tissue and muscle damage. Pit bulls are also known to attack suddenly and without any apparent provocation — many pit bull bite victims have explained that they never saw the attack coming.
  • Rottweiler: Rottweilers are powerful dogs that can be dangerous if not trained properly. This breed has a very protective personality that can sometimes lead to aggression.

One in every six dog bite injuries is so serious that it requires medical attention. If you sustain a dog bite injury, you deserve fair compensation for your physical and emotional damages. With the help of an experienced team of attorneys by your side, you can fight back against a careless dog owner. To speak to the knowledgeable attorneys Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C., contact us today.