“More than 4.5 million people are bitten annually by dogs. Last year, nearly 5,000 letter carriers were bitten by dogs across the country. At the Manitowoc Post Office, more than 10 dog incidents have occurred within the last year. These numbers pale in comparison to the more than 2 million children who received dog bite injuries in a single year.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report small children, the elderly and letter carriers, in that order, are the most frequent victims of dog bites. Children are the majority of victims and are 900 times more likely to be bitten than letter carriers.”
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Being bitten by a dog can result in injuries that are minor or perhaps even fatal. While liability typically falls on the owner, it is definitely a situation you should avoid. However, if you have been bitten by a dog and are seeking legal counsel contact the lawyers at Krug & Zupke, P.C. We can be reached at 651-645-7746 or visit our dog bite page for more information.