Dog bites can cause serious injuries, infections, scarring and long-term psychological damage. If you, your child or another family member has suffered a dog bite, the dog’s owner is liable for your medical bills and all other damages. As a personal injury lawyer who owns and trains protection dogs, I draw upon my own personal experiences as well as my legal background as I aggressively pursue maximum compensation for dog bite victims through personal injury claims.
I have been bitten by some of the meanest dogs on the planet, including Rottweilers, German shepherds, pit bulls, Cane Corsos, Presa Canarios, Belgian Malinois, Dutch shepherds and Doberman Pinschers.
I train, compete with and breed personal protections dogs. I don’t play golf on the weekends; I work with my dogs and help my friends, including police and sheriff K9 officers, train their dogs. That means I wear a bite suit or hidden sleeve and get bit by their dogs. In order to get the dogs biting their hardest, I have to understand the physics and psychology of a dog bite.
If you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, no one will understand the underlying dog behavior like I will. Contact me for representation in any dog bite case, including a fatal dog attack.
My grandfather was a veterinarian, treating thousands of dogs over the course of his career. Whenever someone would tell him that a dog “had never bitten anyone before,” he had the same response: “Every dog has a first time.”
Many people have a misconception that dog bite laws allow for “one free bite.” This is not true. When an irresponsible or unknowledgeable dog owner creates a dangerous situation, it is never acceptable — even just one time. This is particularly true in the case of a “vicious dog”. At Atkinson Law, I apply my unique knowledge of dogs and dog breeds to build effective personal injury cases. I am adept at proving dog owner negligence and uncovering problems with the dog’s training and past behaviors.