Each year millions of people are bitten by animals, especially dogs. While some bites are minor, many victims suffer painful injuries and emotional scars. They can result in serious and disfiguring injuries in the most extreme attacks.
Children are especially prone to getting bitten because they have not yet learned how to act around dogs. A significant majority of dog-bite injuries treated in an emergency room involve children under the age of 15.
We all love our pets; we spend hundreds of dollars a year on pet care and veterinary bills. Yet, how many of us do not take the time to research and raise a well-behaved dog? How many pets get loose and take out their behavioral aggression on people? The American Humane Society estimates that dogs bite more than four million people every year. Insurance companies pay over $1 billion in dog-bite claims every year.
Although attacks by pit bulls and other aggressive breeds are reported most often in the news, even the most good-natured dog can attack without provocation under certain circumstances.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1,000 victims are sent to emergency rooms every day in the United States to be treated for non-fatal dog bite wounds.
Victims can experience extreme physical pain, emotional suffering, and permanent scarring.
While no amount of money can heal your wounds, if you’ve been bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical care
- Lost income
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
If you or your child was attacked by a dog, take the time to discuss your injuries with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact the San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir Tierney & Weck. We will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for you. We will hold the dog owner responsible for your medical expenses and pain and suffering.