Rottweiler Bite Attorneys
Rottweilers are extremely faithful and loyal guard dogs to a fault, in that they become aggressive to any person or animal that they see as a threat to their packs. The Chicago dog bite attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers recognize that while instinct can have a part in many Rottweiler bites, it is the responsibility of dog owners to understand their animals’ tendencies and take actions to train or restrain the animals so that they will not become a danger to others. Unfortunately, some dog owners don’t take the time to understand the history of the breed they choose or purposefully choose aggressive breeds because it is the hip thing or they are attempting to train attack animals.
Rottweilers are Among the Oldest Breeds
History suggests the Rottweilers were man’s companions dating as far back as during the Roman Empire and were originally used as cattle dogs, rather than as guard or attack dogs. It was not until cattle driving became illegal that they were evaluated for other roles in society. Their instincts cause them to track down and chase moving objects, animals or people; this can become one of their greatest assets or weaknesses depending on how an owner trains them. Like the German Shepherd, the Rottweiler became valued by police departments for its ability to protect others and diffuse hostile situations.
Rottweilers were chosen as guard dogs primarily due to the strong bonds that they form with their owners. They are so dedicated to the protection of their pack leaders that they will suffer from a condition called separation anxiety, in which they communicate their displeasure with their owners’ absence by tearing up furniture, clothing and otherwise being mischievous and destructive. Rottweiler owners need to understand the history of these dogs and their tendencies to be better dog trainers and keep their dogs from being overly aggressive toward other people.
Rottweilers are Involved in Fewer Incidents but Cause More Fatalities
The Rottweiler is considered the second most dangerous breed, rivaled only by the Pit Bull in the amount of deaths resulting from attacks. Our Chicago dog attack lawyers often note that Rottweilers and Pit Bulls account for almost two-thirds of dog bite related fatalities and this is due to their strength, agility and propensity to track and chase prey. Victims are often unable to escape a Rottweiler due to its ability to redirect its target and close spatial gaps. The injuries we often see due to Rottweiler attacks include the following.
- Lacerations and puncture wounds to the hands, legs and face. These are common points of attack and children are more likely to suffer bites to the face, neck or head than adults due to their height.
- Nerve damage suffered from puncture wounds and deep tissue damage. While most tissue can heal, nerves cannot and victims may lose sensation in the affected area and be unable to detect heat or cold. In extreme cases, it can result in physical impairment.
- Permanent scarring and physical disfigurement. When a victim is constantly reminded of the event due to visible scars, it doesn’t just result in self-consciousness. It causes psychological trauma by forcing the victim to relive the event for the rest of his or her life.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is an award winning law firm dedicated to assisting those who have been injured in preventable incidents and attacks. We understand how expensive medical care can be, especially when multiple reconstructive surgeries are required to repair tissue damage or reduce the appearance of scarring. You should not be required to shoulder the financial burden of these costs, which is why we will fight on your behalf to recover the value of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional turmoil and other incidental expenses.
Get Legal Help For a Rottweiler Bite or Attack Incident Today
Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our qualified Chicago dog bite lawyers so that we can collect the details needed to evaluate your case and review your legal options. Since we only accept payment after we have successfully recovered compensation on your behalf, you will never be required to pay us unless we win or settle your case.