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.