Some Scary Facts About Dog Bites
I have said many times on this blog that dog bite accidents cause very serious and permanent personal and mental injuries. Common injuries from these accident typically are scarring and psychological trauma. The alarming aspect of dog bites is the frequency in which they occur. Here is some information provided by the folks over at the LawInfo Blog:
"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, nearly 2% of the U.S. population is bitten by a dog each year. This translates to nearly 5 million dog bite victims per year, most of whom are children. In a 10-year period, the number of dogs rose by 2%, while the number of bites increased by 33%. About 1,000 dog bite victims arrive in hospital emergency rooms per day for treatment. Dog bite losses exceed $1 billion per year, with $345 million paid by homeowner insurance policies."
Please contact me with any Massachusetts dog bite questions you may have.