Dog Bite Injuries from Akitas
An American Akita, also known as an Akita Inu or simply an Akita, is a type of dog breed that originated in Japan. They are known to be strong, powerful, and sometimes dominating. While many people never have problems with Akitas, some dog bite victims have suffered serious injuries from them – puncture wounds, scars, broken bones, and facial injuries.
Remember: A dog breed alone doesn’t guarantee that a dog will or won’t be dangerous. A dog owner is the biggest factor in determining whether a dog will be dangerous or not. If a dog owner encourages aggressive behavior or is abusive, that dog may be more likely to attack or bite. You can help prevent dog bites by following these safety tips.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in a dog attack with an Akita, contact our Pennsylvania law firm today. We love dogs, but we also understand the stress, pain, and trauma that victims go through when they have to deal with piles of medical bills, missed work time, and financial struggles – on top of their injuries.
Our experienced dog bite lawyers at Edgar Snyder & Associates have spent over 30 years helping people injured in dog bite attacks, and we’re ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
I Was Bitten by an Akita – Who’s Responsible for My Injuries?
First and foremost, dog owners must obey all dog bite laws and leash law requirements in their state. Typically, the dog owner is responsible for any injuries their dog causes – many times we file claims through their homeowners’ or renters’ insurance. Even if your friend or family member owns the dog that injured you, know that you may not need to file a claim against them personally.
What Do I Do if I’ve Been Bitten by an Akita?
To protect your rights and your health, follow these steps if you suffer dog bite injuries from an Akita, or any other type of dog:
- Contact emergency medical services or head to a hospital immediately after your dog bite accident occurs. Ask to have a doctor inspect your dog bite wounds very carefully. Even small cuts and bruises have the potential to harbor harmful bacteria that could lead to an infection or other complications. It’s very important to seek medical attention, because documenting your injuries is important for your dog bite claim.
- Preserve as much evidence as you can from your Akita dog attack. Take photos of the clothes you wore (especially of tears or shreds), your injuries, the place where the accident occurred, etc. Also, if you had problems with this dog or the dog owner before – like if the dog was aggressive or roamed without a leash – keep any records you have documenting them.
- Contact Edgar Snyder & Associates for a free case review of your dog bite claim. Our experienced dog bite lawyers have helped hundreds of people get the money they needed to pay their medical bills and make up for missed work time.
Remember, there’s never a fee unless we get money for you. We offer our free legal evaluation with no obligation, so you’re not required to use our services. With one simple call you can learn your legal options, get answers to your dog bite questions, and find out if you have a case. In the end, you get to decide whether you want to file a dog bite claim.
Hurt by an Akita Dog Bite? Let Our Law Firm Help
Even well-behaved dogs can become overly aggressive and attack. If you’ve been injured by an Akita, you need an experienced legal firm on your side. With help from Edgar Snyder & Associates, you can focus on your health – while we take care of your dog bite case from start to finish.
The best thing you can do is call us toll-free at 1-866-9-4EDGAR (1-866-943-3427), or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage for your free legal evaluation. We’re available 24/7, seven days a week, and it’s absolutely free.
It’s important to act fast before evidence disappears and the dog hurts someone else. Contact us today.