The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur annually. An even more alarming statistic shows that someone is bitten by a dog every 75 seconds in the United States. More than 1,000 U.S. dog bite victims require emergency treatment for these dog bites.
Some of the most common types of dog bites include the following:
- Puncture wounds
- Crushed bones
- Tissue loss
- Nerve damage
People who are bitten by dogs often sustain injuries to the face, especially young victims. The injuries frequently lead to major scars and disfigurement. It is not uncommon to have to pursue plastic surgery to repair the damage incurred during the dog attack.
It is important to seek medical attention following a dog bite, as there are serious complications that can arise.
If you or your child has been bitten by a dog in Southern California, you need to understand that under California law, you can hold the pet’s owner liable, even if he or she was unaware of the animal’s tendency to bite. For more information regarding your rights following an attack by a dog, contact an experienced Los Angeles dog bite attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at 800-989-6385.
We have been representing injured people in California for nearly three decades. Contact us today to find out how we can help you receive the highest amount available in the fastest time possible.