Dog bites and attacks can cause severe physical damage, permanent scarring and even psychological damage, especially upon young children. If you or someone you love were bitten or viciously attacked by another's dog, we urge you to contact a Fairfield County personal injury lawyer from Bayer & Black, P.C. Our legal team has over 40 years of collective experience, we have a 9.4 Superb Avvo Rating, and we are a "no recovery, no fee" personal injury firm, meaning we don't get paid unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
With domesticated dogs being widely used for both companionship and home protection, it's no wonder why millions of people are bitten by dogs every year. Unfortunately, dog attacks on humans can cause injuries which range from mild to fatal, and they also represent a large percentage of claims against home insurance.
Dog Bites Cause Serious Injuries
While there is a large debate over whether or not certain breeds of dogs are inherently more prone to attack, it is recognized that a risk of a dangerous dog attack can be significantly enhanced based on human actions, regardless of the dog's breed. To illustrate, animal abuse, fight training, carelessness in confinement or control, or neglect can all condition a dog to attack.
Below are dog bite statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- About 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year.
- About 885,000 dog bite victims require medical attention and half of these are children.
- In 2012, over 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery after being bitten by dogs.
Contact Our Connecticut Office Today to Discuss Your Dog Bite Case
The severity of dog bite injuries varies widely, but in serious cases a dog bite attack can involve serious facial disfigurement or even death. If you or your child was attacked by someone else's dog, we urge you to pick up the phone and give us a call. Dog bite injuries can incur thousands, if not tens of thousands in medical expenses and lost income, and this can be devastating to you and your family.
Our injury attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and determine the best options for pursuing compensation. With a former insurance claims adjuster and underwriter on our legal team, we know how to negotiate favorable settlements or when necessary, take a case to trial on behalf of our clients.
Are you ready to get started? Contact our office today to find out how we can be of service to you!