Dog Bites

A dog bite is a trau­matic event often result­ing in seri­ous injury.  Numer­ous deaths are reported each year as a result of the most vicious attacks.  Unfor­tu­nately, chil­dren are often the vic­tims, and a bite will result in very seri­ous facial injuries that result in per­ma­nent scar­ring.  Many times, there is also physcho­log­i­cal harm that lasts well beyond the phys­i­cal injury.

Some facts regard­ing dog bite injuries illus­trate the fre­quency and seri­ous­ness of these events:

  • Every 40 sec­onds, some­one in the United States seeks med­ical atten­tion for a dog bite.
  • It is esti­mated for every dog bite that is reported, three go unreported.
  • Nation­wide, as many as one mil­lion peo­ple annu­ally require med­ical treat­ment for dog bites.
  • More than 334,000 vic­tims end up in the emer­gency room.
  • More than 4.7 mil­lion peo­ple, or 2% of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion, are bit­ten by dogs each year.
  • More than half of all the dog bite vic­tims are children.
  • National fig­ures esti­mate that 60% of dog-bite attacks hap­pen in the home, either by the fam­ily or friend’s dog.

If you or a loved one has been the vic­tim of a dog bite, please con­tact one of the attor­neys at Cline Far­rell Christie & Lee who are expe­ri­enced in han­dling dog bite cases today for a free con­sul­ta­tion. We will be happy to eval­u­ate your poten­tial claim and advise you as to your legal rights and options.  We look for­ward to hear­ing from you and we wel­come the oppor­tu­nity to serve and assist you.