In most instances, dogs live up to their epithet of “man’s best friend”. But, according to the CDC, over 4.5 million people are bitten each year in the United States, and up to 20% of those bites become infected.
Although over half of dog bites are committed by dogs that familiar with the people they’re biting, it is possible for a bite to come from a strange dog. Examples include a neighbor’s dog or someone with their dog at the park. If you’re ever attacked by a domestic animal, like a dog or cat, document the incident well, seek medical attention, and contact an attorney. An experienced attorney will help you garner whether you have a case for medical reimbursement and compensation for the injuries.
For more information on keeping you and your family safe around dogs, as well as what to do if you are bitten, visit the CDC’s website.