Dog bites are becoming more common with approximately 4.5 million bites reported annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children aged 5-9 are most at risk for bites. Surprisingly, many of these bites take place in their own homes with dogs that are familiar with the victim. In 2015 there were 34 fatalities reported due to dog-related incidents.
Many homes in the U.S. have dogs, and the canine population has grown to 83.3 million in the U.S. Even a simple dog bite can turn serious if not cared for properly. It is reported that 1 out of 5 bites will become infected and medical attention will be needed. Severe cases can lead to taxing conditions, expensive medical bills and long-term physical care. Countless dog related incidents are reported each year, and it is important to know your rights and be protected. If you or your family is ever in this situation, seek medical assistance and contact a personal injury attorney to help assess your needs and make sure you get the care you deserve.
The Meyerkord & Kurth personal injury attorneys are here to help victims receive the treatment and care they need. They will investigate all aspects of the incident while communicating with you throughout the entire process. With more than a century of experience, our personal injury attorneys will help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a dog bite, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.