Although any type of animal attack can prove devastating, dog bite victims are often left with both physical and emotional scars. In 2016, there were 31 dog bite-related fatalities in the U.S. Dog bite injury attorneys can help you to navigate through this often confusing time.
Dogs are often considered to be members of the family. In fact, many laws have now been passed to protect them. However, sometimes dogs can become aggressive and bite you or a loved one, causing severe injury. Non-family dogs were responsible for the majority (55%) of dog bite-related deaths in 2016. Of these victims, 42% were either visiting or temporarily living with the dog’s owner at the time of the attack.
When not fatal, these attacks can be very serious, resulting in various injuries including: