Animal bite accidents make up one of the most common types of personal injury claims in the United States. Every year, millions of bite accidents and animal attacks occur, mostly due to interactions with animals that people keep as pets. Some of these involve very minor injuries, while others may result in serious or even fatal consequences. Below are some statistics and facts on animal bite accidents, mostly complied from information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2009.
Dog Bite Statistics:
Most people associate animal bites with dog bites, but cat bites are also a very common phenomenon. Some cat bite statistics are as follows:
Statistics and facts for other types of animals:
Thus, animal bites make a significant portion of the personal injury cases each year. Liability for a pet or animal bite will most likely lead to a damages award to help the victim recover their financial losses.
Animal bite accidents can sometimes involve very serious injuries. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer if you have any legal claims involving animal bites. Your attorney can represent you in court and can also help when it comes to reviewing the evidence for your case. Injury laws may differ slightly in each state, but your attorney can inform you of your rights according to the laws in your area.
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