Dog Bites

Cases involving dog bites, unleashed animals, attacks by neglected or abused animals, pets not properly quartered.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and one in five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention. That is 900,000 dog attacks that result in a visit to a doctor or emergency room.

Dog bites inflict considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and often result in lofty medical expense. Pet ownership comes with certain responsibilities, but many dog owners neglect laws enacted to protect people such as keeping a dog on a leash or contained by an adequate fence or chain.

Any type of dog may bite — it is not always a breed commonly associated with attacks such as pit bull, Rottweiler, Doberman, German shepherd or chow. A dog without proper training or one that has been abused can suddenly turn, bare its teeth and bite.

If you or a loved one has been bitten or hurt by a dangerous dog or wild animal, contact Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, for a free consultation today.