Dogs have become very popular pets in the United States and around the world. In fact, approximately 39 percent of households in America own at least one dog. They make a loyal, loving, and fun addition to a family. This makes them one of the most commonly owned pets.
Unfortunately, dogs are animals and are capable of biting. Green Bay dog bites are quite common. Dogs bite over 4.5 million people every year in the United States. Often, these bites lead to the victim requiring medical attention.
Dogs generally have a reason to bite. Some of the most common reasons for Wisconsin dog bites are:
- Fear or Surprise. Loud or sudden noises and quick movements can startle a dog. A dog may bite in a quick, instinctual response in order to protect himself. If a dog thinks he is in a threatening situation, he may not know how to get out of it and bite as a defense response.
- Pain. Dealing with pain can be stressful and agitating for a dog, just as it is for humans. When the dog is in pain, he may not understand where the pain is coming from or why it exists. If a dog is touched while he is in pain, he may bite thinking that the touch is the cause of the pain.
- Protecting property. Dogs can be very territorial about their food, family, house, yard, toys, and bed. When a dog feels like his belongings or loved ones are in jeopardy, he may bite in order to eliminate the threat.
- Excitement. Dogs are animals and like to play rough and bite each other as they play. When playing with humans, sometimes a dog will get overexcited and forget that he cannot play so rough with a human.
If a dog has bitten you, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Green Bay dog bite lawyer at Hupy and Abraham will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. For a free case evaluation, call 800-800-5678 today.