If you see a dog when you are out and about, the farthest thing from your mind is that you may get injured. However, we know that dog bites and dog attacks do happen. What you may not realize is just how often these incidents occur.
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our qualified and experienced team understands the implications of these cases and want to help you recover the compensation you deserve for all of your bite-related expenses. When you need a Kansas City dog bite attorney, call us today.
There are around 90 million dogs in US households and you probably know plenty of people who have dogs. Usually, you never think about or hear about dog bites, which is why you may be surprised to find out that there are actually about 4.5 million instances of dogs biting people each year in the US.
Yes, most of these bites are minor, but the CDC tells us that nearly 1 in 5 people bitten requires medical attention.
What kind of damage can be done?
We want to point out that even minor dog bites can have serious implications, especially if they become infected. Infected dog bites often require surgery and medication in order for a person to make a recovery.
Major dog bites and attack can lead to the following:
It is not uncommon for dog bite and attack victims to need extensive surgery in order to repair damage and restore functionality to an area of their body. In many cases, reconstructive plastic surgery is needed to repair disfigurement.
In many cases, dog owners are responsible for bites and attacks due to their negligent or careless actions.
When a dog owner’s actions contribute to another person’s injuries, they need to be held accountable for their actions.
Stop for a minute and think about the expenses you are encountering and whether or not you can afford them. In the aftermath of a dog bite that has caused you or loved one harm, Peddicord & Townsend LLC wants to help you recover the compensation you deserve. This can include: