"Dog bite accident, what do you mean? My dog would NEVER bite anyone.." - Woman whose dog just bit someone
Around the globe, we as humans love our pets. In the United States, dogs have become so deeply woven into the fabric of our society, that many owners may even claim that their have a better understanding with their dog than their kids, or even their spouse! There is a downside, however, to them holding the place of "man's best friend". Dog bite accidents have been known to cause an extremely high number of injuries that require hospitalization and reconstructive surgery, and in many cases, even death.
It is estimated that there are around 53 million dogs in the United States, which is roughly 1 dog to every 5 humans. They are responsible for the 4.5 million dog bite accident cases that are reported every year. Hospitals have noted that more than 300,000 patients are admitted into their facilities each year for examination and treatment for injuries due to a dog bite.
An even more troubling statistic for parents of younger children is that nearly one half of all dog bite victims are under the age of 12.
The good news is that if you, a family member, or a friend have been injured in a dog bite attack, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The insurance industry reports that homeowner's insurance policy claims for dog bite accidents alone result in insurance companies having to pay out over 1 billion dollars every year.
This is why it is important to have the right dog bite attorney represent you if you are an unfortunate victim of a dog attack.