Dogs can be an immense source of pleasure and fun. However, it is important to recognize that any dog can bite. Dog bites are far more common than many people realize. It is estimated that every year, the average American has a 1 in 50 chance of being the victim of a dog bite. Each year, there is an estimated 4.5-4.7 million dog bites in the United States. Of these millions of dog bites every year, one in five becomes infected. An infected dog bite requires prompt medical attention. The bacteria in a dog’s mouth can penetrate the skin and cause infections. Dog bites can be potentially more expensive than more regular injuries. For example, a study from 2010 shows that the average cost of dog bite injuries and related hospital stays were $18,200 higher than average hospital stays. This statistic is 50 percent higher than average. Studies also demonstrate that rural areas see four times as many dog bite-related hospital stays. Dog bites can be complicated ordeals. When you have questions or problems related to your dog bite injury, speak with a personal injury attorney. Learn more at https://www.utahadvocates.com/.
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