Are dog bites a common occurrence?
Dog bites and dog attacks happen far more often than people may think. Statistics show that there are approximately 78 million dogs in the United States, and the American Humane Society (AHS) estimates that roughly 4.7 million dog bites happen each year with 800,000 bites requiring medical attention. Approximately 25 percent of fatal dog attacks involve canines that are chained and 24 percent of fatal attacks are the result of dogs running loose.
Other Dog Bite FAQs:
- Are dog bites a common occurrence?
- Are dog bites common in Texas?
- Are the dog bite laws the same across Texas?
- Do I need to take pictures after being bitten by a dog?
- How is liability for a dog bite established?
- My mother witnessed a dog attack and someone said there was a possibility of filing a bystander claim. Is that possible?
- What are the most common factors showing a dog owner knew or should have known their animal may be vicious?
- What compensation can I recover in a dog bite case?
- What happens if a dog not previously regarded as dangerous bites me?
- What is the current law in Texas in regard to dog bites?
- Who are usually the victims of dog bites?