Approximately 4.5 million dog bites happen in the United States every year, and a significant portion of these become infected. An infection can lead to health problems, ultimately resulting in expensive and accumulating medical bills. If you or your child suffered the physical or emotional trauma that followed a dog attack in New York, you should know your legal options regarding financial compensation.
They say that a dog is a man's best friend. More often than not, this is entirely true. Unfortunately, though, a mean or aggressive dog can quickly become someone's worst enemy.
With close to 4.5 million dog bite incidents every year in the United States, approximately 900,000 individuals will require medical attention dealing with injuries due to the attacks. Dog bite injuries are often severe and permanent. Besides resulting in lacerations and scarring, there is a great potential for infection when the dog bite penetrates the skin.