Dog bite occurrences are more common than you might think. The US is home to 89 million dogs, both domestic and stray, and every year dogs bite approximately 4.7 million people, nearly half of them children.
Curiously, the number of dog bite claims varies greatly from state to state with both Illinois and Florida in the top five for highest number of dog bite claims in the nation.
A dog or animal bite injury case is when someone else’s animal bites or injures you when you were not trespassing or provoking the dog/animal. Emergency rooms typically see a rise in dog bite injuries during the spring and summer months. To be safe never approach a feral dog and make no assumptions about the friendliness of a dog on a leash either.