Child Injury Statistics: A Close-Up on Dog Attacks
National child injury statistics show that:
- 3.2 to 1 are the odds that a dog attack victim will be a child;
- children are more likely to be attacked from the neck up;
- children 10 and younger suffer the most severe injuries; and
- in kids 4 and younger, 90% of dog attacks occur in the home.
- abrasions and lacerations;
- puncture wounds (dog sinks teeth and bacteria into flesh);
- tissue loss (skin and tissue is ripped away);
- crush injuries (the jaws of a dog can rip tendons, break bones and compress nerves);
- strains and sprains;
- disfiguring scars (Austin, TX attorneys will seek damages for future medical expenses if it can be proven that your child will need cosmetic surgery in the future as a result of the attack.); and
- infections (rabies, cellulitis and C canimorsus).
Contacting an Austin, TX Attorney
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