Dog Bites

Around 4.7 million people get bitten by dogs every year. People have a 1 in 112,400 chance of dying from a dog bite or attack. Over 70% of all dog bites happen because the dog isn’t neutered. There were 36 dog bite-related fatalities in the US in 2018.

Pit bulls were responsible for the highest percentage of reported bites across all the studies (22.5%), followed by mixed breeds (21.2%), and German shepherds (17.8%). Mixed-breed dogs and pit bulls were found to have the highest relative risk of biting, as well as the highest average damage per bite.

Dog bites can introduce dangerous bacteria into the body and we recommend to hireĀ dog bite attorney services to get compensation. This can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to occur when left untreated. It’s very important to wash the wound as soon as you’re bitten and to use topical antibiotics, such as povidone iodine, in and around broken skin. Victim’s damages may be reduced by the percentage that they were at fault. Owner who is held liable for a dog bite must pay a fine of $1,000.00.

 

 

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