According to the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), the following statistics are made available:
- Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
- Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.
- Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children.
- Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
- Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
- Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.
By their very nature, dog attacks can be extremely damaging both physically and psychologically, as well as financially. In some cases, dog attacks can fall under the umbrella of premise liability. Because we are a society which values our pets as members of the family, it is particularly devastating to young victims who are attacked while interacting with dogs or other pets. Young children particularly will require at least some counseling to overcome fear and mistrust of animals after these types of injuries. Additionally, victims of dog bites may require repeated and extensive plastic surgery or reconstruction. Physical and emotional scars resulting from animal attacks are damaging and distressful at any age.
Our office has handled numerous claims for injuries and damages resulting from dog bites over the years, and a significant number involving small children. Something as simple as a product liability in the form of a faulty leash can cause great harm. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a dog or other animal attack, please contact our office for guidance. There are strict time limitations for parents who have incurred medical bills for injuries to their children.
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Attorney Bob Gregory is one of the most well-known and highly-respected attorneys in the entire state of Illinois.
He is acknowledged by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV-rated attorney, the highest rating for legal prowess and ethical standards.
Attorney Bob Gregory has also received the high honor of being listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers in 2015.
Those awards are not just words – they are backed up by strong numbers. Bob has gotten numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in his long and successful career as a personal attorney.
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