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800,000 Dog Bite Victims Need Medical Attention Annually October 9, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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That’s the American Veterinary Medical Association talking.  For what it’s worth 800,000 is approximately the population of San Fransisco.

The AVMA goes on to say that dogs attack children more than adults.  Check out the site.  I recommend it. 

And please, take their advice.  If you are bit by a dog or if your dog bites please contact the police.  Why?  Because it’s important that the proper authorities are notified in order to ascertain whether the dog has rabies.  Isn’t it better safe than sorry?

I have a client who was bit by a rottweiler while at a motorcycle race.  The owner never came forward.  My client gave the police a lot of information while in pain from the bite.  The police conducted an investigation that resulted in almost a dozen page report. But, no dog.  After my client returned home from the hospital he did remember the rottweiler’s owner’s motorcycle number.  Using that and google we were able to find the owner and help the police find the dog.  Finally, after the police caught up with the owner she admitted to owning the dog and to the bite.

Wouldn’t it have been a lot easier if the dog owner took responsibility from the get go?  It would have saved taxpayer money and a lot of stress and unnecessary trouble.

www.jonpgroth.com

Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in West Allis, Eagle, CrivitzPlymouthand Germantown.

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