If you have ever been attacked by a dog, you know what a terrifying experience it is. Unfortunately, dog attacks have been on the rise in recent years as more and more people decide to get a dog and not train it properly. More tragic is that the most common dog bite victims are children, especially young children under the age of 5.
The statistics are extremely frightening. It is estimated that every day there are at least 1,000 people treated in hospitals across the country because of being bitten by a dog. That is approximately five million victims each year. Fortunately, most victims survive the ordeal, with usually only 40 fatalities a year. Texas leads the states in having the most fatalities last year, topping the list with seven deaths.
The two most common types of dogs that are usually involved in such types of accidents are Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. These two dogs caused most of the fatalities in the country. However, in the right situation, any dog can feel the need to attack a person, so it is best to keep your distant from strange dogs, and report any odd dog behavior to the authorities.
Although dog owners across America argue that their dogs are safe, there is a difference between owner and pet, versus pet and stranger. We sometimes forget that dogs are animals and can be pushed to attack if they are provoked or scared.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog bit accident, contact the Appleton dog bite accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free initial consultation.