A recent comprehensive study of dog attack injuries revealed that dogs bite approximately 4.7 million Americans every year. Of these, about 800,000 dog bite victims require medical attention.
Each year, 1.8% of the U.S. population is bitten by a dog. One out of every six of the dog bite victims has to seek medical care because of an attack. Tragically, almost half of all dog bite victims are children.
You may wonder if you have any rights if you or your child is bitten by a dog. The most recognizable way to pay for damages caused by a dog bite is through the dog owners home insurance policy. Most policies will pay for the injuries sustained. The one sad part is that an insurance company is invovled and all they see are dollars. They don’t see the emotional and physical damage incurred.
If you or child are injured by a dog bite, seek legal counsel immediately and make sure you or your children recieve the proper medical care.