One of the more personal cases under the umbrella of personal injury lawsuits is animal attacks. The most common animal attacks come from dog bites and dog attacks. There are currently about seventy-five million dogs in the United States, which makes the chance for dog bite accidents very high.
The most likely victims of a dog attack are, unfortunately, children. According to a study conducted by the Federal Government, the average age of dog bite victims for the nation was 15 years old. This means that there is a heavy burden on the younger children, which make up most of the victims. In fact, the odds that children in America will be bitten are one in every three.
Most dog bites happen somewhere familiar, like at home or a friend’s home. This means that the dog is also usually familiar. Of all dog bites, 77% of all attacks were a family or friend’s dog. Equally as common is where most bites happen on the body. The face and neck are the most vulnerable to dog bites. These types of bites often times scar, leaving children with a constant reminder of the traumatic event. The exception to this is the amount of dog carriers who receive bites on the lower half of the body.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog or other animal attack and need legal representation, contact the Rhinelander dog bite lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.