DOG BITE INJURY
Dogs can be our best friends. But sometimes, our best friends bite. In fact, dog bite statistics are alarming: According to the CDC, there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites every year in the US. Nearly one out of every five bites will become infected; around 800,000 victims will seek medical attention, with more than 380,000 requiring emergency medical treatment. Children are the most common dog bite victims.
Dog bites are not often breed-specific. Rather, most are caused by poorly treated or trained dogs—regardless of their breed. Ultimately, pet owners are responsible for taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of others from their animals—just as drivers have a duty to operate their motor vehicle safely.