Accidents of dog bites are thankfully irregular. An American study presented in 2009 mentioned that throughout its study area in Colorado, there were 700,000 dogs but just 2,060 reported dog bite attacks. The data gathered creates a rough ratio of one bite for every 350 dogs. But despite the fact that the study shows that attacks are quite rare, this provides little solace to those regrettable people who have to endure the trauma of a dog bite.
Dog attack victims generally experience abrasions, lacerations, punctures, tissue loss and avulsion, crush injuries, fractured bones, sprain injuries and scars. Dog bites might also result in infections such as cellulitis and, though incredibly uncommon in Britain, rabies. Just like any traumatic event, a person’s mental health may also be damaged. No matter what sort of injury sustained, dog bite victims are usually eligible for compensation.