Dog Bites

In the case of a dog bite, one second can change your life forever. Just take a look at the statistics and you’ll see how serious a dog bite injury can be:

  • More than 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States every year.
  • Over $1 billion is lost due to dog bites each year.
  • Nearly 20 people die of dog bites annually.
  • The majority of dog bite victims are small children.
  • Men are bitten nearly twice as often as women.
  • The majority of dog bites occur at the owner’s home with dogs who are unrestrained.
  • Chained dogs are even more likely to bite than unrestrained dogs.
  • As many as two percent of the United States’ population falls victim to a dog bite annually.

These sobering facts are more than just statistics for dog bite victims, who can face serious physical and financial repercussions after they are injured. The list of potential dog bite injuries is long and includes disfigurement, scarring, infection, and even disability or death. Though most cities have strongly regulated dog ownership, far too many dog owners are not aware of their responsibilities and may fail to protect those around them. This can backfire when you face an angry, playful, or aggressive dog — a dog that can endanger your ability to lead a normal life and earn a normal income or rob you of a beloved child.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog, you’re probably here to find out what your legal options are. But did you know that in order to file a dog bite lawsuit, you need an extensive amount of evidence collected through a thorough investigation that could uncover your medical records and your past history of injury? Given the potential pitfalls and the strong burden of proof on dog bite lawsuit plaintiffs, choosing the right personal injury attorney to represent you is an important first step as you pursue dog bite litigation to collect damages to compensate for your injury. You need a lawyer with experience and the resources it takes to fight back with savvy and skill. Call today for a free case evaluation.

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