According to WebMD,1 approximately 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. It would be difficult to go an entire day in a United States city without seeing several dogs in cars, being walked, in parks, or even roaming off-leash. As a society, we love our dogs, and the American Veterinary Medical Association reports that dogs are the most popular pet in the country, as measured by of household ownership. Unfortunately, dogs are capable of causing serious injury when they bite humans, especially when they bite already vulnerable individuals such as the very young or people with … Read MorePosted In: Dog Bites
In Michigan, the law1 gives dog bite victims the legal right to hold dog owners strictly liable for any injuries they suffered. Injuries from dog bites can include severe puncture wounds, lacerations, nerve damage, and more. Many victims require reconstructive surgery to repair the damage from a dog bite and some are left with permanent, highly visible scars.
Though the physical injuries from dog bites can be serious, attention should also be paid to the emotional effects of a dog attack. These emotional effects can cause long-lasting challenges and can require significant treatment for victims to return back to … Read MorePosted In: Dog Bites