Dog attacks can leave a victim with gruesome injuries, especially when the victim is a child. According to the CDC, each year 4.7 million Americans bitten by dogs, 800,000 of those require medical attention. More than 50% of all dog bite victims are children, who are most often bit in the face, neck and head.
Dog attacks can be physically and emotionally traumatic for the victim. Repeated surgery is often required to repair damaged parts of the body, and often times victims require revision of facial scarring. Dog bite victims can further experience fear of animals, especially dogs, and negative changes in their personality.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a dog bite, contact attorney Joe Walsh immediately. The law in Oregon, and likely in your community, protects those injured at the jaws of a vicious dog.