According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S. Almost one in five of those who are bitten (a total of 885,000) require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries. Dog attacks represent some of the most gruesome personal injuries that are suffered, particularly because children or the elderly are often involved. In all dog bite injury cases, it is imperative to identify the attacking dog and ascertain the name of the dog’s owner, collect names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the incident, and take photos of the scene of the attack and your injuries. Law Office Of Phillips, Worthington and Allen P.A. can send an investigator to the scene of the attack, as well as ensure your doctor preserves all evidence of your injuries.
For More Information Follow The Related Links:
- Breeds of dogs involved in fatal human attacks in the United States between 1979 and 1998
- Causes of Non-Fatal Injuries in the United States
- Dog Bites: How Big a Problem?
- Fatal Dog Attacks, 1989-1994
- Hospitalizations for Dog Bite Injuries
- NCICP Bibliography of Articles on Dog Bites
- Which Dogs Bite? A Case-Control Study of Risk Factors