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Serious Dog Bite Injury Statistics

Many people have a hard time imagining that their pet could be dangerous. However, the CDC reports that nearly 5 million Americans suffer a dog bite injury every year, resulting in 800,000 injuries requiring medical attention. While most of these bites are not life-threatening, the trauma that dog attacks cause can sometimes cost people their lives and many people are left with injuries that affect them for long periods of time. Because dog bites can be so serious, it’s important to know about when and why dogs tend to attack and how to protect yourself if you are threatened by an aggressive dog.

Fatal Dog Attack

Fatal Dog Attack

Fatal Dog Attack. In order to avoid a fatal dog attack, learning about canine attacks and how to avoid them is invaluable. Dogs have for centuries been considered man’s best friend, but inbreeding and random characteristics/situations can cause what was once a friendly pet to become an aggressive creature. Today, dogs are part of our everyday experience more than ever with cities and commercial establishments becoming dog-friendly, which is a good thing for dog owners. While having a dog can be a wonderful, healing adventure, knowing when and why a dog may attack and how to protect yourself is essential.

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Lodi Dog Attack: Update and Reminders

I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi dog bite attorney. The dog involved in the attack on a woman and her grandchild in Lodi on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, has been contained. The devastating attack by this animal resulted in the two victims suffering traumatic injuries. The attack has also drawn attention to many issues surrounding dog bites, including injuries, recovery and owner liability.

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A recent study revealed California has largest number of dog bite claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute.

The number of dog-bite claims nationwide decreased by 4.7 in 2014, however, the average cost per claim increased by 15% from last year. The average cost per claim nationally from 2003 to 2014 has increased more than 45%. The increase in costs per claim over the years is attributed to higher medical costs, larger settlements and awards to victims.

dog.bite.preventionIt’s National dog bite prevention week, May 17 – 23.

The CDC reported 4.5 million people in the U.S. were bitten by dogs last year.  Most dog attacks happen to children, the elderly and postal workers.

Dog attacks most frequently occur on small children, the elderly and Postal Service carriers. Dog bites to postal workers continue to rise every year. The USPS reported 29 postal workers were attacked while working in Sacramento county last year.

A total of 5,767 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year. Eighty cities comprise the top 30 rankings.