Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
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The Tucson dog bite lawyers at Hollingsworth Kelly have a proven track record when it comes to representing clients who have been attacked by a dog. An aggressive dog that attacks someone can cause serious injury, with the potential for infection, tissue loss and permanent scarring. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, an experienced dog bite attorney will help you protect your rights.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, with one in five requiring medical attention. The CDC reports that children and adult males are more likely to suffer dog bites, with the incidence of potential dog bites increasing with the number of dogs in a household. The CDC reports that people with two or more dogs are five times more likely to be bitten by a dog than people in households without dogs. The American Humane Association notes that dog bites occur most often to the victim’s extremities–arms, legs, hands, and feet–and may require medical treatment that can be painful and costly.
To reduce your risk of suffering a dog bite, the CDC recommends that dog owners spay or neuter their dogs and not play aggressively with them. Infants and children should never be left alone with dogs. Children should be taught how to interact safely with dogs–CDC safety tips include teaching children not to get near an unfamiliar dog, and to not run from a dog. They should not approach a dog that is eating, sleeping, or caring for puppies. If they are knocked over by a dog, they should roll into a ball and be still.
If you or a family member has been attacked by a dog and received serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Our injury attorneys at Hollingsworth Kelly have a proven track record in dog bite litigation in Arizona. Call us today for a free consultation with an experienced dog bite attorney.