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Dogs can be loving animals that bring joy to many people, however under the right circumstances, a dog can become aggressive and attack a person, or another dog. Dog bites can cause serious injuries to people and over 800,000 dog bite victims require medical help. Results of dog bites could leave deep muscle and tissue injuries that can eventually lead to infections, causing serious health problems. Some victims of dog bites are left disfigured and roughly 31,000 victims have to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of a dog attack.
To ensure the safety of others and your dog, be sure to properly restrain your dog. 25% of fatal dog attacks involved a dog that was chained up. Do not approach a dog you do not know, especially if it is growling, barking, or eating. Ask the dog’s owner before petting a dog and use caution when interacting with the dog.
If you have been bit by a dog, be sure to write down the color, size, markings, and breed of dog. If possible, find out when the dog had its shots last. Call the police to report the incident. If there are any witnesses of the dog attack, get the witness’ contact information.
If you have been attacked by a dog, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Manchin Injury Law Group to help you with your case. Talking with an attorney can help you understand your options to assist in paying medical bills and making other claims for damage from pain and suffering.