According to the American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA), more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States. Children are the most common victims, and are also more likely to be seriously injured. Most of these unfortunate incidents are preventable, and result from poor training or supervision by their owners.
Responsible pet ownership is a basic requirement for keeping animals, and individuals should be held responsible when they fail to meet this duty. The AVMA also points out that insurers paid more than $800 million in liability claims related to dog bites and other dog-related injuries in 2021.
If you or someone you care about has been injured due to an irresponsible pet owner, please consider reaching out. Our office has experience with dog bite claims, and we can help you understand your options.