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In addition to being in agonizing pain from infection, a client with a dog bite can be maimed and disfigured for life. The most challenging task of a dog bite lawyer is to determine the value for pain and suffering owed to the client, in addition to negligence on the part of the owner. As Louisville personal injury attorneys at DeCamillis & Mattingly, we have this unique experience securing fair compensation for the suffering of a dog bite.
How common are dog bites? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. every year, which means about one out of every 6 people are bitten bad enough to need medical attention.
When is dog-bite season? It consistently peaks around early Summer, between May and July, following the Christmas-time purchasing and adoption of puppies by about six months. In hindsight, this cycle makes sense, of course. But for anyone buying or adopting a furry, new bundle of joy, they are certainly not planning for their new pet to bite someone in or outside of the family. Training becomes a very important difference maker; A properly treated and trained dog will be less likely to be bite.
If bitten by a dog or any animal, seek urgent medical care immediately, as infection is fast and quickly worsens the severity of wounds and suffering. And if you believe the pain and suffering from a dog bite is due to the negligence of the owner, contact the Louisville dog bite lawyers at DeCamillis & Mattingly to pursue your fair compensation.