A dog bite can be a traumatic event resulting in serious injury. Multiple deaths are reported each year as a result of the most vicious attacks. Often a bite will result in permanent scarring, nerve damage and a significant risk of infection. Many times there is psychological harm that lasts well beyond the physical injury.

The facts regarding dog bite injuries illustrate the frequency and seriousness of these events:

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States seeks medical attention for a dog bite related injury.
It is estimated for every dog bite that is reported, three go unreported.
Nationwide, as many as one million people annually require medical treatment for dog bites.
More than 334,000 victims end up in the emergency room.
More than 4.7 million people, or 2% of the U.S. population, are bitten by dogs each year.
More than half of all the dog bite victims are children.
National figures estimate that 60% of dog-bite attacks happen in the home, either by the family or a friend's dog.

This site is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource center for dog bite related legal issues.

"If a dog bites a person, without provocation while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog shall be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness."


Blogger The Fila Brasileiro said...

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PET. It's the law! We don't want to see any animal put to sleep nor any owner sentenced to 25+ years or fined $50,000+ for a dog incident. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WE DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO CARELESSLY LOSE THEIR LIFE FROM AN UNJUST/UNPROVOKED DOG ATTACK. Thanks for being responsible with your pet and your future!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 2:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Fila Brasileiro said...

Don't forget to click on title and links inside post for additonal information!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 2:46:00 AM  

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