According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year nationwide. Of those 4.5 million, about 850,000 people suffer injuries severe enough to require medical attention. What is worse, approximately 60 percent of all dog bite victims are children.
Something as simple as a dog bite can require thousands of dollars in medical treatment, particularly when children are involved. Even a bite on a hand may be serious enough to require not only medical treatment, but also plastic surgery to repair visible damage.
Too often, dog owners overestimate how comfortable their animals may be in certain situations or fail to take the precautions necessary to prevent their pets from doing others harm. Under some circumstances, this may constitute negligence.
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another person, contact an experienced personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can assess your case and help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information about what a personal injury lawyer can do for you, contact us today.
Source: The Advocate, “Dog bites rank high among insurance claims,” Ted Griggs.