When your child is seriously injured after being attacked by a dog you have so many questions. Will your child recover completely? Will your child be left with permanent scars or have psychological problems? What doctors do you need to see? How could something like this happen? What is going to be done to this dog? Do you speak to the insurance company of the dog owner? How do you investigate this animal attack? Who will interview the witnesses? How are all of your child's medical bills going to be paid? Don't delay in getting the answers you need. Call us today.
According to the CDC, about four and a half million people are bitten by dogs each year. In 2006, more than 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of having bitten by a dog.
Dog bite related injuries are highest among children ages 5 to 9 years old and children given their smaller size, are more likely to receive medical attention than adults. A high percentage of child attacks by dogs are bitten on the face, head and neck and the most severe injuries, on average, occur in children under 10.
Children who have a dog in their home are more likely to suffer a dog bite injury and as the number of dogs in the home increases so does the incidents of dog bites. A resident with two or more dogs in their home is five times more likely to be bitten than those living without a dog.
Most states, with few exceptions, hold the owner or keeper of a dog or pet strictly liable for the injuries sustained by another as a result of the actions of the offending pet.
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