Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog maulings are on the rise in Texas. Ownership of exotic pets is also expanding in neighborhoods. What happens if you are bit by a dog or another person's pet? Call 1-800-Attorney (1-800-288-6763) to discuss your situation with our experienced dog bite lawyer.
Dog Bite Lawyer
A dog bite can lead to traumatic results. The physical and emotional damage of a dog bite can last a lifetime. Also, there are often large medical costs associated with recovering from a dog bite. Unfortunately, the face and neck are often areas that suffer injury as a result of a dog bite. This can require extensive plastic surgery at an enormous cost. Dog bites are estimated to cost victims over a billion dollars annually.
According to the The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), dog bite statistics show that almost 5 million people suffer from dog bites every year. Almost 400,000 people, of which more than half are children, require medical attention for these dog bites. The statistics go on to show that more than a dozen people die each year from injuries sustained by dog bites.
Biting dogs are most likely to be unneutered males. Around two-thirds of dog bite incidents occur on the dog owner's property. Unrestrained dogs off their owner's property also account for a large percentage of dog bites.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Doberman Pinschers, Chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Cocker Spaniels, Collies and Akitas to be the highest risk dogs. However, statistics show around 30 breeds of dogs have been involved in dog bite related fatalities. Almost any breed of dog is capable of inflicting serious, even fatal, damage.
Even though all dog breeds are capable of biting, there are some breeds whose bites can be much more dangerous than others. "Pit bull" type dogs and Rottweilers were involved in more than half of the dog bite related fatalities in the past twenty years.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a dog bite, we can help.
Dog Bite Links
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
-Model Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention
Breeds of Dogs Involved in Fatal Human Attacks in the United States Between 1979 and 1998 (pdf)
Dog breeds which cause the most bites