Posted On: March 26, 2012 by Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck

Dogs Bite Approximately 4.7 Million People in the U. S. Annually

A recent study showed that 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms per day as a result of dog bites. In 2010 there were 34 fatal dog attacks in the United States. Children are the most frequent victims, half of whom are bitten in the face. In 2008, dog bites sent an average of 866 people every day to emergency rooms throughout the country for treatment - nearly 40 percent of them children and teens.

The following are just a few of the dog bite cases from across the country:

Palm Beach Co., FL - Mother and grandmother attacked by Doberman
while walking employer's Jack Russell Terrier.

Canandian Co., OK - Defendant's dog bites minor in face at public park -
puncture wounds to the face - permanent facial scarring to minor female.

Miami-Dade Co., FL - Plaintiff attacked by pit bull - bite wound to hand -
nerve damage - decreased function of dominant right hand.

Suffolk Co., NY - Dog bites plaintiff in face - 50 stitches - permanent
facial scarring.

Middlesex Co., NJ - 29 month old infant bitten by neighbor's dog - scar
under eye and above lip - plastic surgery contemplated in future.

Hillsborough Co., FL - 8 year old attacked by German Shepherd - bite
wounds to eyelid and face - 23 sutures required - psychological injuries.

Miami-Dade Co., FL - Plaintiff attacked by Belgian Shepherd - multiple
bite wounds to arms and chest - permanent scarring - loss of use of 2 fingers - emotional
injuries.

This is just a sampling of the many, many dog bite cases occurring across the country everyday. The law firm of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser and Zoeller, P.A. has 80 years of combined experience in handling cases such as these and in dealing with many different types of lawsuits, and we have the determination and economic resources necessary to deal with these cases. So, if you or a family member has suffered serious injuries from a dog attack of any nature, please call our firm for a consultation. Of course, you will only pay for our services if we make a successful recovery on your behalf.