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Dog bite facts following dog bite prevention week in Groton, Connecticut.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut

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7/14/2013
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Dog Bite Facts.

Many people are bitten by "friendy" dogs each year.  Many are children.  Here are the facts.  
1.  Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs.
2.  Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. Many require surgery.  
3.  Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites.  More than half of them are children.
Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be 
severely injured.  Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
5.  The second most common victims of dog bites are senior citizens.

There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how - or if - they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis.

But the most important thing to do is to keep young children away from strange dogs.  Remember, for every bite, there is always the "first" bite.  Every dog can bite, and the injuries are potentially life changing.  Here is a link to information about rabies.  

If you or anyone you know is a victim of a dog bite in Groton, Connecticut or Southeastern Connecticut, contact the dog bite lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC, 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211. 



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