Americans love their dogs. There are more than 78 million dogs living as pets in U.S. households, an increase of more than 20 million just in the past two decades. They are trusted companions, living in our homes, playing with our children, sharing parks and other spaces in our communities.
But we all know that dogs even family pets can bite people. That is a terrifying experience to go through, and dog bites can inflict long-lasting physical and emotional damage.
Roughly 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in America, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA). Many of these result in serious injury, and in some cases the injury can be fatal. At particularly high risk are children.
Dog bites often occur when owners neglect or abuse their animals, when they fail to control them properly, or when they are not leashed or kept in an enclosed area. Dog owners are ultimately responsible for the actions of their animals. Our dog bite injury attorneys have the skills, experience, and toughness to ensure that you are compensated fully for your injuries and other damages.