According to the American Pet Products Association, there are currently 83.3 million dogs all over the United States which are kept by 56.7 million households.
The most recent survey of dog bites in the US that was conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that there were 4.5 million dog bite victims per year in 2001, 2002, and 2003, which translates to 1.5% of the entire population of the country.
Tips for Children to Prevent Dog Bites
Parents in New York, and other places, can teach their kids important tips to prevent them from becoming dog bite victims, including the following:
If your child has been the victim of a dog attack or dog bite, it is important to take immediate action. The first thing you should is get medical attention regardless of the severity of the injuries. You should also report the incident to your local police department and/or animal control. If possible, you should also take down the dog owner’s name and address.
Additionally, you should remember to take photographs of your child’s injuries immediately following the incident. You should also take additional photographs of the injuries several hours and days after the dog bite so that you make sure that the injury and healing process are properly documented.
Get Legal Help for Dog Bites in New York
If you or a loved one in New York has suffered injury as a result of a dog attack, you should immediately seek the help of the reliable personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.
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