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Dog Bite Attack Statistics

Our dog bite attorneys in Michigan represent victims of dog bites and attacks. These are often very serious cases where the victims of these types of accidents require medical attention. The injuries to the victim might include disfigurement, infection, bone fractures, and even pain and suffering. According to The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the average cost of a dog bite-related hospital stay was $18,200. This is approximately 50 percent higher than the average injury-related hospital stay.

Research also shows that approximately 1,000 people across the U.S. get bitten by a dog each day and require some kind of medical treatment. Our firm has represented dog bite victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan dog bite settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients and providing the best service possible.

Dog Bite Attack Statistics

To advise our Michigan clients on how often and significant dog attacks are we have provided some recent statistics on dog bite injuries and attacks:

  • More than half of the dog bite attacks that happen occur in the afternoon.
  • 46% of attacks include a family pet.
  • Head and neck injuries result in 67% of all injuries from dog attacks.
  • Pit bulls cause 25 % of attacks, while 88% of attacks are caused by large dogs.
  • Boys often times require more medical attention from dog bite injuries than girls.
  • Children under the age of 5 suffer the most devastating of injuries.

It is important to be aware of these statistics whether you are a dog owner or not. Being aware that dog bites are a major concern might be a motivator for dog owners to always keep their dogs on a leash when out for a walk, or selecting a family pet more carefully.

Victims injured in a dog attack do have legal rights. If you or your child suffers injuries due to being attacked by a dog, you should contact our Michigan dog bite attorneys as soon as possible after the attack so that we can explain your legal rights to you and begin our investigation of the claim. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.  Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right. We will be in contact with you shortly.