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What are some Wisconsin dog bite statistics?

Wisconsin residents love their furry four-legged friends. Dogs tend to become more then pets—almost like family members. They are companions and friends. They are loyal, loving, and obedient. This is the case for most of the dog owners in Wisconsin.

There are certain times when dogs break from their usual temperaments and bite. Whether the dog is a stranger, stray, old, or a family pet, a bite should not be taken lightly. Dog bites can be serious. Often, infection sets in after a dog bite.

Dog bite statistics show some interesting facts. Some of the statistics relating to dog bites in Wisconsin are:

  • Most commonly bitten. Children between the ages of five and nine are the most frequent dog bite victims. Children are also more likely than adults to be injured by a dog bite. This is most likely due to the fact that children don’t know how to fend off an attack.
  • Number of bites. In the United States, there are an estimated 4.7 million dog bites every year. Over 800,000 of these bites resulted in the victim requiring medical treatment. Seventy one percent of dog bites occur to the limbs (arms, legs, hands and feet).
  • Fatalities. Approximately 92 percent of fatal dog attacks involve male dogs. Of the 92 percent, 94 percent were not neutered. Chained dogs are involved in 25 percent of fatal dog attacks.

Have you been bitten by a dog? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Wisconsin dog bite lawyer at Hupy and Abraham to find out your legal options. Call 800-800-5678 for a free case evaluation.