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What Dog Breeds Are Considered More Dangerous than Others?

 Posted on May 20, 2024 in Dog Bite Injuries

IL injury lawyerPeople like to say dogs are man’s best friend, but they probably would not feel that way if they were viciously attacked by one. Dogs have been domesticated, and many people have them as family pets, but the truth is that they are descended from wolves, and many still have their wild instincts. While some kinds of dogs can be very well trained and others are mostly harmless, there are still some dog breeds historically considered vicious and dangerous.

Some people choose to keep these kinds of dogs around as a security measure, as they can serve as guard dogs. They can alert their owners if they feel someone is doing something wrong, and they can attack people they perceive as dangers to their owners. However, dogs are not perfect, they can misidentify an innocent person as a threat, and they can pose a serious risk to the people around them. This article will review some of the dog breeds that are considered the most dangerous. If you have been injured by a dog bite, an experienced Will County dog bite lawyer can review what happened and advise you whether there are any breed-related liabilities involved.

Dangerous Dog Breeds

When a dog bite causes injury, the dog’s owner may be responsible for any damages depending on the circumstances of the attack. However, when the dog is considered especially vicious or dangerous, this has added implications for liability. Unprovoked dogs who attack someone are considered dangerous, and if the attack results in serious injury, it is considered vicious. Some breeds that have been historically considered dangerous or vicious include:

  • Rottweilers
  • Pitt bulls
  • German shepherds
  • Huskies

Of course, other dogs have caused serious harm to others through vicious attacks as well. There are also many dogs that are not purebred but are rather a mix of dog breeds.

Owner Liability

Similar to owning a weapon, owning a dangerous or vicious dog comes with certain responsibilities. These dog owners need to make sure their dog is kept inside secure walls or fences so the dog cannot escape and harm someone outside when it is unleashed. Anytime a dangerous dog is taken off the owner’s property, it must be restrained with a leash and a muzzle. If you are bitten by a dangerous dog whose owner failed to take necessary precautions to prevent injury, the owner could be liable for your injuries. They might be legally compelled to compensate you for your medical expenses, disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of income.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Illinois Dog Bite Attorney

If you were seriously injured when a dangerous dog attacked you, speak with an experienced Cook County, IL personal injury lawyer who can review your case and advise you on the compensation you might get. At Dog Bite Injury Lawyer - Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we want to handle the legal aspects of holding accountable whoever was responsible while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Call us at 630-552-6860 to schedule a free consultation.

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