According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), more than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. About 20% of those dog bite injuries require medical attention. In 2006, more than 31,000 people had to endure reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by a dog.
Dog bite injuries are some of the most damaging personal injuries from which someone can suffer. Sadly, the majority of victims who are bitten by dogs are children.
Why Do Dogs Bite?
The plain and simple truth is that a large number of dog owners are simply not trained to properly instruct or control their dogs. This lack of education can result in an animal that doesn’t understand how to behave around anyone except immediate family members. As a result, when a dog is confronted by a stranger or anyone it perceives as a threat, it may bite.
The most common breeds involved in dog bite injuries are:
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
- Presa Canarios
Contact An Attorney Experienced With Dog Bite Injuries
The Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group will assist you with the legal procedures that may be involved after a dog bite injury. If you are a dog bite injury victim, you may suffer from medical expenses and emotional/psychological trauma. Kemp, Ruge & Green will work hard to help you recoup losses from mounting medical bills and time off from work as a result of dog bite injuries.