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Dog bites and animal attacks can be very traumatic, especially for children. These attacks can leave a victim with serious physical and emotional scars. If you have been attacked by a dog or another animal, we can help you recover from the cost of your medical expenses. Our attorneys understand and have experience with animal attack law, and we will work tirelessly to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. You don’t have to do this on your own.
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Get the Facts about Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Today, there are more than 60 million dogs in the United States. With so many dogs and humans interacting daily, it is no wonder that attacks have become common. In fact, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. seeks medical help for a dog-related injury. Children are especially prone to dog and animal bites. The CDC reports that dog bites are a greater health threat for children than whooping cough, mumps, and measles combined. That’s why we’ve created this list of resources, to help you and your family avoid the dangers of animal attacks.
The most important thing for you to do after a dog attack is to seek medical attention. In addition to the damage to your skin and muscles, animal bites have a high risk of infection. After you are on the path to recovery, then you can begin considering whether you should file a dog bite claim or not. To decide this, you will need to consider when the bite occurred, who was at fault, if the dog owner’s insurance will cover the expenses, and what documentation there is of the attack. Click the link above to learn more about the steps you should take after an animal attack.
Each dog attack is unique, with many circumstances that come into play. However, the resulting injuries of a dog attack usually fall into a few common categories. To read more about the types of attacks as well as their long and short-term effects, click the link above.
In Utah, the dog owner is nearly always responsible for any injuries that are caused by his or her dog. Unlike other states, an injured person in Utah does not need to prove that a dog involved in an attack was previously vicious or that the owner was aware of the dog’s danger. That being said, not all dog bite cases will find the dog owner at fault. To learn more about your rights as a victim or a dog owner, click the link above.
What will happen to the dog after I file a claim? What can I do to protect my family from dog bites? How long do I have after a dog bite to file a claim? Are there certain types of dogs that bite more than others? Learn the answer to these and many more questions on our “Dog Bite FAQ” page.
Each year, nearly five million people are bitten by a dog in the U.S. The seriousness of dog bite injuries in the United States has lead many organizations to provide free information and services on spreading dog bite awareness. In addition, we provide a free book, The Utah Dog Bite and Attack Handbook, that teaches everything you need to know before, during, and after a dog attack.
Many dog bite statistics are quite surprising. For example, of the millions of dog attacks in the United States, 50% of them involve children. Also, nearly a third of all fatal dog bite attacks in 2012 happened to people who were either visiting or living temporarily with the dog’s owner. Knowing when dogs bite, who is most prone to an attack, which dogs are most aggressive, and how often serious injuries occur are all important to keeping your family safe.
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