According to a published study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality approximately 1,000 people each day seek emergency room treatment for animal attacks, specifically dog bites. Another study showed that 88 people were killed by dog attacks from 2006-2008. Dog bite injuries can leave lasting effects, particularly facial scarring that can often last a lifetime. While a dog may indeed be the proverbial “man’s best friend,” certain breeds have been known to inflict gruesome harm particularly to young children that are often defenseless.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an animal attack, a legal remedy may be available to you. In most states, dog bite injuries may be covered by the dog owner’s renters or homeowners insurance policy. We at Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Ltd. have experience litigating such claims and communicating the lasting impact a dog bite can have to an injured person. Please call our office toll-free at (800) 828-5828 for a free consultation.