Tulsa Dog Injury Lawyer (Non-Bite & Knockdown)
A dog doesn’t have to bite to inflict serious or even fatal injury. There are several ways a dog can cause harm without biting, such as by knocking over or chasing an individual. Oklahoma law stipulates specific requirements for dog owners who harbor dogs with vicious or dangerous propensities. Dog owners who are negligent in adhering to these duties can be held liable for any injuries caused by their dog’s actions, even if a bite or scratch didn’t occur.
Whatever the nature of your injury, our team possesses the knowledge, skills, experience, expertise, and dedication necessary to hold a negligent dog owner accountable and recover a significant amount of money damages that fairly compensates you for the harm caused. If you’ve been injured in an incident caused by another’s negligent handling of a vicious or dangerous dog in Oklahoma, call the Tulsa dog injury lawyers at Levinson Law, P.C. for a free consultation.
Being knocked over by a large dog or tripped by a smaller one is a primary cause of non-bite injuries inflicted by dangerous dogs. Even dogs weighing far less than 100 pounds are more than capable of overpowering or knocking down an adult, let alone a small child. Being knocked over by a dog on pavement or a hard surface can lead to painful and debilitating injuries, and sometimes even fatalities.
Common severe injuries resulting from a knockdown include:
- Broken bones, such as a broken hand, arm, leg, foot, fractured skull, broken ribs, or a broken nose or other facial bones
- Sprained ankle or wrist
- Fractured hip
- Head injuries, including concussions and brain injuries
- Facial lacerations
- Internal injuries, including internal bleeding and organ damage
- Neck and back injuries, including spinal injuries and paralysis
While knockdowns are commonly attributed to the largest dog breeds, medium-sized dogs also have enough power to knock over a human when lunging. Some of the largest and strongest breeds found in the U.S. include Akitas, Huskies, Mastiffs and Bullmastiffs, Great Danes, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Irish Wolfhounds, Newfoundlands, and Saint Bernards. Many smaller breeds can also knock down a person, and even the tiniest dog can trip a person, leading to the same injurious consequences.
In addition to knockdowns, people can get injured while attempting to escape from a lunging or chasing dog, which can lead to slips, trips, and falls, causing sprains, fractures, and other types of injuries as mentioned above.
Regardless of the size or breed of the dog, anyone, child or adult, can easily be frightened when a dog suddenly barks, yips, snarls, growls, or lunges. Those frightened by a dog can trip and fall or put themselves in danger by veering into traffic or onto a bicycle path. Dog fright could even induce a heart attack or psychological disorders such as anxiety or phobia.
Contact An Experienced Tulsa Dog Injury Lawyer Today
If you or your child has suffered an injury due to the behavior of a dangerous or vicious dog and its owner’s negligent handling, you could be entitled to significant monetary damages to compensate you for the harm caused. This includes medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Consult an experienced Oklahoma dog injury lawyer who can provide advice and represent your case for a successful result. In Tulsa, call Levinson Law, P.C. for a free consultation. No fee unless we win.