The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently released information stating that nearly 4.7 million U.S. citizens are bitten by dogs each year. Of that amount, only about 800,000 seek medical attention for their injuries, with 386,000 people visiting the emergency room each year. Unfortunately, the victims of dog bite and animal attacks in general are usually children. Children are a popular target for animal attacks because of their small size and inability to protect themselves from attack. Broken bones, punctured skin and facial injuries are the most common injuries that occur from animal attacks. In the most extreme cases, victims may not survive their animal attack injuries. It is recorded that around fifteen to twenty people die from dog bite injuries each year, which is a small number compared to the total number of animal attack deaths that occur in the United States every year.
There is no doubt that being attacked by an animal is an incredibly traumatic experience. Many times, the animal owner is liable for your injuries and the best way to organize legal action against an animal owner is to consult an experienced attorney. The Sheboygan animal attack lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® have been successfully representing animal attack victims for many years. With 12 offices throughout Wisconsin, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® always has a team of attorneys nearby to assist you with any of your legal needs. Contact the Sheboygan office today by calling (920) 459-8000 to schedule your free consultation and begin the process of fighting for your rights as a victim of an animal attack.