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Dog and Animal Attacks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) each year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of these are children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department and about 16 die.

The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9 years, and the rate decreases as children age. Almost two thirds of injuries among children ages four years and younger are to the head or neck region.

Data collected from The Humane Society of the United States showed that dog attacks resulted in more than 300 human dog bite-related fatalities. Studies indicate that pit bull-type dogs were involved in approximately a third of human dog bite-related fatalities. Rottweiler's were responsible for about half.

Most dog bites occur on the owner's property and the majority of victims are family or friends of the owner. The dog owner and property owner may share responsibility for the attack in some circumstances.

Swift action on your injury claim can greatly increase your chances of success. Contact David J. Chesnut P.A , When Experience Matters. There is never a fee for a consultation.

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David J. Chesnut, P.A.
215 SW. Federal Hwy., #101
Stuart, FL 34994