According to the American Humane Association (AHA), approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the US each year and half of these attacks involve children 12 years old or younger. Dog bites happen most frequently with known pets and around the victim’s home.
More than a quarter of these attacks require the injured to seek medical care. Medical bills are one of the leading causes of US bankruptcies and approximately 41% of working age Americans already have some sort of medical bill problem before a dog bite comes into the picture.
Pet owners are wholly responsible for the repercussions of their animal’s actions. The landlord or property owner can also be held liable to cover medical bills for the injured party. We 100% believe that victims of these animal attacks should not be held responsible for the actions of someone else’s pet, and we make it our personal goal to fight off the uninvited medical bills that accompany serious dog bites.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog attack and would like to discuss their case, Contact a personal injury attorney at The Morrissey Law Firm. We are available to answer any questions you may have.