The American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) says that each year in the United States, dogs bite an estimated 4.5 million people. Our Terre Haute dog bite lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that, of those dog bite victims, a large portion are children. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that a dog has bitten around half of all children under age 12.
An article from WTHITV 10 News states the AMVA is hoping to reduce the number of children and adults who are bitten by dogs each year by holding a campaign during this week to educate the public about canine safety. National Dog Bite Prevention Week continues until May 23.
As part of the campaign, groups have been working to teach citizens about how to recognize the signs of an aggressive dog, as well as what you can do to reduce your chances of suffering a dog bite injury. To help achieve this goal, our Indiana personal injury lawyers would like to offer these tips to the public:
We hope these tips help keep you and your loved ones safe.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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