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May 15-21 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

by Dixon Law Office

There are an estimated 70 million dogs in the U.S., with 36.5% of homes having at least one dog. Each year, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, and many of them are children. About 20% of those bitten require medical attention. The cost of dog bites include serious injury and even death, as well as medical costs and homeowners’ insurance claims.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), any dog can bite. The Association has designated the week of May 15-21 as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which is a time to focus on educating people about preventing dog bites. The Association created a series of educational videos for children featuring Jimmy the Dog to help prevent dog bites. Topics include noises, teasing, eating and lost dogs.

At Dixon Law Office, we know first-hand about the physical and emotional scars that result from dog bites and attacks. We have represented clients-adults and children-who are dog bite victims. Grant Dixon also personally was attacked by a dog at a young age, so he understands and knows the physical and emotional trauma it causes.

If you or your child has been the victim of a dog bite or an attack by any animal, you should discuss your case and the incident with an experienced personal injury attorney. Our team at Dixon Law Office has helped victims of animal attacks recover compensation to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. Call Dixon Law Office at toll free at (888) 354-9880 or click here for a free consultation.

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