Dog Bite Reports are on the Rise According to McGlone Law in Terre Haute, IN
A dog can be man’s best friend, but a dog who is not properly trained can become a danger to anyone around it. Not only can a dog bite cause immediate physical injury, but any bite also poses the risk of developing serious infections as well as tissue damage in the area around the bite if you do not receive proper medical treatment.
Recent studies show that dog owners provide less training for their canine, and less supervision for their animal, while they are outside. With apartment living on the rise, pet owners are less likely to have a fence around their dwelling to provide a contained outdoor space for their dog to get the appropriate amount of exercise. Dogs who are not able to exert built up energy and frustration are more likely to develop aggressive tendencies. All of this can be avoided by proper pet care and maintained.
Dog bites are becoming a more common occurrence, but that does not make them acceptable. Every dog should be trained to respond appropriately to humans, and a dog that cannot respond appropriately to humans should be restrained.
Leash laws were created for a reason, and dog bites are one of them. With more people allowing their dogs to run freely, or failing to properly restrain them, dog bites are on the rise and so are the number of bites requiring medical attention.
Reports show that there has been a significant increase in the number of dog bites reported each year. According to McGlone Law in Terre Haute IN, this does not necessarily mean that the number of dog bites is on the rise, just that people are more likely to report the injuries and receive medical treatment for them. This trend extends beyond Indiana. States across the country are seeing an increase in people seen in the emergency rooms and urgent care facilities due to puncture wounds as well as bite and tear injuries.
If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, any lost wages, and pain and suffering. McGlone Law in Terre Haute IN is happy to evaluate your case information to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your dog bite injury.
If you have been bitten by a dog, contact McGloan Law or visit the website to find out more information about your rights.