The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 4.5 million victims suffer injuries from dog bites in the United States every year. While dog attacks happen approximately every 75 seconds, some are more severe than others and about 1,000 victims require emergency medical care to treat dog bite injuries each day. In… Continue reading Small Bites Can Lead to Big Injuries
People are injured and killed by dogs in Illinois every year, but there are steps that people can take to minimize the risk of attacks. Some breeds are likelier to attack than are others, but all dogs have the potential to bite when they are caring for puppies, eating or sleeping. Dogs telegraph when they… Continue reading What You Should Know About Dog Bites
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 4.5 million Americans suffer a serious dog bite each year. Even a minor bite from a small dog can be cause for concern for victims.
An Illinois dog bite lawyer typically places an injury in one of six categories.
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but 4.5 million Americans are injured by dog bites each year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Understanding dog bite risk factors can help reduce chances of being a dog bite victim. Children Children between the ages of 0 and 14 account for 42% of all people seeking emergency room medical… Continue reading Managing Dog Bite Risk Factors
Approximately 1,000 Americans require emergency medical treatment each day due to dog bite injuries, and an estimated 6,000 dog bite injuries require hospitalization each year. With approximately 4.7 million individuals registering dog bite claims every year, an experienced dog bite lawyer might be inclined to say that certain dog breeds are more likely to bite… Continue reading Which Dogs Are More Likely to Bite?
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are an estimated 70 million dogs in the United States, and nearly 13 million in the state of Illinois alone. Approximately 36 percent of homes in the U.S. report having at least one dog. Unfortunately, among our millions of four legged friends are dangerous, and sometimes… Continue reading Illinois Under Attack: Canine Assault
Dog owners in Illinois often protest that their beloved pets would never cause harm to a person unprovoked, and especially not a child. However, the American Veterinary Medical Association warns that any dog can bite, and statistics show that children are victims more than 50 percent of the time. The American Society for the Prevention… Continue reading Most dog bite victims are children
Puncture wounds from a dog bite may be painful enough, but the risk of infection after the fact makes an attack all the more distressing. Medscape.com reports that of the approximately 4.5 million people who suffer dog bites in the United States every year, 3 percent to 18 percent of them will develop an infection.… Continue reading Can I get an infection from a dog bite?
Dogs are a common sight in Illinois, but this does not mean that these animals are always docile. Many of these pets are capable of biting, particularly if they are not trained. As any Lake County dog bite lawyer would know, these bites are often very serious. However, if dog owners train their pets early… Continue reading Prevent dog bites with these 3 tips
Anyone who has ever been bitten by a dog knows that the pain can be excruciating. Not only are they painful, but dog bites can cause serious injuries, including lacerations, torn tendons and even nerve damage. In fact, an estimated 4.5 million people are victims of dog bites each year in the United States, and… Continue reading 4 warning signs of an impending dog bite