Our law firm recently compiled information about dog attacks and dog bites across the country. The Center For Disease Control (CDC) provided a wealth of information and statistics relating to incidences of dog attacks in the United States. According to their webpage relating to dog bites, which can be found by clicking here, about 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog every year. Out of those 4.5 million, about 1 in 5 (or over 880,000 people) require medical attention for their bites. Out of that number, half of those are children. In 2012 alone, more than 25,000 victims had to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of a dog attack.
If you or a loved one have recently suffered a dog attack, it may be time to seek legal counsel. Your claim for damages based on your injuries or disfigurement will be based on a theory of negligence, and will be very complex. You need an attorney that has experience in handling the difficulties of these types of claims. We will review the facts and analyze the law to provide you with a thorough evaluation of your claims.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury or disfigurement from a dog bite, please do not hesitate to contact the law office of Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr. Attorney Doug Stoehr has experience in handling dog bite cases, and will thoroughly evaluate your claim. Call us today at (814) 946-4100 for a free initial consultation.