Our law firm’s Little Rock personal injury attorneys are dog lovers just like so many other Americans.
So we know that Americans generally believe that life is better with a dog, and equate dogs to other family members.
But our dog bite lawyers also recognize that too often people are victimized by unrestrained dogs, and it can be difficult to know exactly what to do after a dog bite.
One place for the 70 percent of Americans who describe themselves as “dog people” to start educating themselves and loved ones about dog bite safety and prevention is to understand a little bit about who is most at risk of sustaining a serious dog bite.
Here’s what experts say about the prevalence of dog bites:
- The majority of dog-bite victims are kids, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
- Senior citizens are the second major demographic group to suffer dog bites.
- Dog-bite fatalities are most common among two breeds: Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The average cost of medical care after a dog bite is more than $18,000, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association.
If you’ve sustained a dog bite and a need an Arkansas injury attorney who represents clients in and around Little Rock, please contact the Law Offices of Alan LeVar today to schedule your free case consultation: (888) 220-7068.