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Dog Bites in the United States

There are currently 74.8 million dogs in the US. Most dog owners are loving and responsible, and their pets bring delight to their families. Unfortunately, some dog owners are a different story. Dogs that have been mistreated, improperly trained, or inadequately supervised are a menace to all people and other animals in their communities.

Frequency of Dog Bites

At the offices of Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie, we are deeply concerned about the issue of uncontrolled and dangerous dogs. Here are some of the startling facts we have discovered:

  • Every year, 4.7 million Americans suffer from dog bites.
  • Dog bites send 386,000 people to the emergency room every year.
  • In 2007, 32 people were killed in dog attacks in the US. Three of these victims lived in Florida.

Risk Factors

Certain qualities and behaviors put one at a greater risk for dog bites, including:

  • Young age. Children are more likely than adults to be bitten; the group with the highest incident rate is boys between the ages of five and nine.
  • Employment as a letter carrier. Every year, 2,851 letter carriers across the US are attacked by dogs while performing their duties.
  • Entering a dangerous dog’s territory. Most dog bites occur on the dog owner’s property.
  • Dominant or provocative behavior. Even a dog who is usually mild-mannered can be provoked into biting by behavior such as leaning over it or approaching its food.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, the owner of that dog is legally responsible. A Jacksonville dog bite attorney can offer you insightful advice about the next steps to take and the compensation to which you may be entitled.

To speak with a Jacksonville dog bite lawyer, contact the offices of Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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