Each year around 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs, resulting in the hospitalization of around 10,000 people. In most cases, the owner of the animal is legally responsible for the actions of the animal and claims can be made against the owner and possibly a third party if their negligence caused the injury.
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Why Dog Bites Are Dangerous
In 2018, nearly 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Not only can dog attacks cause permanent damage but they can also cause death through infection of the bite wound area. If you or a loved one have been attacked and/or injured by a dog, please seek medical attention immediately, regardless of the severity of the injury. Then contact the professional and experienced legal team at Walton Law Firm to get the settlement you deserve.