NOVEMBER 5, 2013 BY CARL J. D’ADAMO, ESQUIRE
Ranking third on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) report for dogs most likely to have been reported to cause a human fatality is the German Shepherd. German Shepherds are large size dogs that were originally bred for intelligence and working. Now, with their size and strength, domesticated German Shepherds all to often become dangerous. When a German Shepherd attacks, its sheer size and strength can cause significant injury and scarring. The victim of dog bite injuries is entitled to seek a monetary award for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Dog bite lawyers Samuel Fishman, Esquire and Carl J. D’Adamo, Esquire have experience recovering significant amounts of money for clients who were injured as the result of a dog bite or attack. Our attorneys take on the insurance companies to make sure that you receive full monetary value for your case. Contact the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman today to set up your FREE consultation to see how our experience can help you obtain the financial recovery that you deserve!
History and Purpose of German Shepherds
German Shepherds are a relatively new breed with their origins in the late 1800s. As their name suggests, German Shepherds were bred with the intent to have traits that would assist their owners in herding sheep and protecting their flocks from predators.
This indicates that from the very beginning, German Shepherds were bred with a vicious streak in them intended to protect their sheep. When this streak comes out on a domesticated dog with its family and friends, dog bites and injuries are sure to result.
Characteristics of the German Shepherd
The German Shepherd standard height is approximately two feet, with slight variances for gender. Male German Shepherds tend to weight between 66 and 88 pounds while their female counterparts weigh approximately 49 to 71 pounds. Another significant trait of the German Shepherd is their strong jaw and scissor like bite.
These characteristics are some the most concerning for dog bite injury attorneys like Samuel Fishman, Esquire and Carl J. D’Adamo, Esquire . When you combine a dog with the size of a German Shepherd with a weapon such as a strong jaw and scissor-like teeth, you create a formidable opponent. If this type of dog attacks, it is sure to leave its opponent with physical and mental scars to last a lifetime.
Are German Shepherds the Only Breed of Dog I need to Worry About?
No. Unfortunately, all dogs have a tendency to bite. Even the most calm dog could attack a human. A non-exhaustive list of some of the dogs we see most often includes:
More Facts About Dog Bites
If you want to learn more facts about dog bites, then you should check out our articles about Bacteria from Dog Bites by clicking HERE and The Biting Facts About Dog Bite Stats by clicking HERE . These article explores different types of bacteria that can be transmitted from a dog bite and some interesting statistics regarding dog bites.
Do I need an Attorney?
The insurance companies have legions of dog bite lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you?
Medical bills from a dog bite are often significant and excessive. The pain and suffering lasts longer than the treatment. The emotional scars and fear can last a lifetime.
The dog bite attorneys at the Law Office of Samuel Fishman stand ready to help! We will provide you with a FREE consultation and our No Fee Guarantee. This means that you will not be responsible for a single fee until we recover money for you. We will fight each and every day to make sure that you receive the financial compensation that you deserve for your life changing injuries. Don’t delay! Contact us today!