John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

Dog Bite Statistics

Aurora and Denver Dog Bite Attorney

  • Every year, approximately 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs.
  • One in Five dog bites are actually severe enough to require medical treatment of some kind.
  • Each year approximately 885,000 individuals seek medical treatment due to a dog bite related injury. Half of these are children.
  • In 2006, greater than 31,000 individuals sustained a severe dog bite injury that required reconstructive surgery.
  • Children ages 5-9 are at a higher risk for dog bite injuries.
  • In 2001, 154,625 children ages 14 and younger were bitten by a dog, and boys seem to be at a higher risk than girls.
  • According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 16,526 dog bite injury cases were work related.
  • If you have a dog in your home, you are more likely to be bitten.
  • The incidence of dog bite injuries increases with the number of dogs in your home. Adults with 2 or more dogs are almost 5 times more likely to sustain a dog bite injury.
  • 70% to 76% of all dog bite injuries involve un neutered male dogs.
  • Choosing to have your dog spayed or neutered is a way to help reduce aggression.
  • Approximately 12 people die each year from a dog bite injury.
  • Each year the insurance industry pays more than $1 billion in homeowner’s liability claims due to dog bite injuries.
  • Hospital expenses for dog bite injuries are estimated to be $102.4 million.
  • Several communities in Colorado have breed specific bans which make it illegal to own certain types of aggressive dogs in the community.
  • Rabies vaccinations have reduced the number of confirmed cases of rabies in dogs to 126 in 1997. This number is down significantly from the 6,949 cases in 1947.

Colorado Dog Bite Attorney

Your Denver Injury Case is our Cause

We personally work with you throughout the duration of your case in pursuit of the compensation you need and deserve. Damages in personal injury cases include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. In many cases, we have successfully obtained economic damages for the tangible money lost due to an accident including medical bills of all types, co-pays, deductibles, mileage, lost wages, loss of earnings and the reduced value of your car or other property. We also have been successful in obtaining non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of quality of life and loss of consortium. Finally, in some cases we are able to obtain punitive damages that punish the defendant – often a company – for the behavior that caused the injury or damage.

Contact an Aurora and Denver Dog Bite Attoreny Dedicated to Getting Fair Treatment for Injured People

Contact John R. Fuller by phone, fax or e-mail today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn how we can get you the fair treatment you deserve. Our firm is available 24/7 to discuss the details of your case. Bookmark and Share