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Dog Bites

North Dakota, Minnesota & Montana Dog Bite Attorneys

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Almost 35% of American households own a dog. Unfortunately, dog bites are a common occurrence. Nearly 5 million people are bitten by a dog each year. According to the Center for Disease Control, an American has a 1 in 50 chance of being bitten by a dog. One out of every six bites require medical attention and 17 people a year are killed by a dog attack. Most of the victims are children under the age of 12, and 50% of dog bite fatalities are children under age 10. Because children are smaller than adults, dogs can do extensive damage to a child’s hands, arms, legs, and face.

You should take the following steps if attacked and bitten by a dog:

1) Seek immediate medical help and follow up as directed by your physician. Dog bites are easily infected. This is a serious injury and can result in permanent scarring, significant infections, and even death.

2) Report the injury to local law enforcement.

3) Find out if the dog’s owner has homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. If a claim is to be asserted, it is important to find out which insurance company is involved and what the policy covers.

4) Get statements from anyone who witnessed the incident. It may also be helpful to talk to neighbors about the dog’s temperament and history.

Dog bite laws vary by city, county, and state. Generally, the victim of a dog bite can be compensated if a person’s negligence caused the attack, if a leash law was violated, or if the dog had a history of hurting people.

Legal Support for Dog Bite Victims

North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana dog bite lawyers serving all of the region, including: Fargo, Moorhead, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Wahpeton, Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Minot, Dickinson, Williston, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Bemidji, Alexandria, Thief River Falls, Brainerd, Glendive, Sidney, Miles City, Glasgow, & Billings.

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