Dog Bite Injuries
Dog Bite Injuries in Peoria, IL
Doc Halliday has been one of the leading Personal Injury Attorneys of Peoria, East Peoria, Dunlap, Washington, Morton, Eureka and Pekin, IL for more than 30 years. One of his passions involves defending those who have been affected by dog bite injuries. Doc Halliday will defend the rights of victims of dog bite injuries in Peoria, IL. He is ready to serve you.
Did You Know:
- Over 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year.
- Nearly 800,000 dog bites in the U.S. require medical attention annually.
- Insurance companies pay more than $1 billion in dog bite related claims every year.
- Half of all dog bites involve children under the age of 12.
The Dogs Behind The Bites
Many people think that dogs such as the Rottweiler, German Shepherd or Pit Bull are responsible for the majority of dog bite injuries in Peoria, IL. The truth is that any dog, no matter the breed, age, or size, can harm an individual.
There are a number of factors that influence whether a dog can become dangerous or react in certain situations. It is up to the owner to properly train their animal and ensure that dog bite injuries in Peoria, IL are prevented.
What To Do if You or Your Child Suffers a Dog Bite?
Go immediately to the emergency room and receive treatment for your bite. Failure to seek immediate medical treatment can result in a serious infection. Dog bites are often serious enough they can require stitches and/or staples for the victim.
If it is a serious bite, after visiting the emergency room, make an appointment with a plastic surgeon, as they can often lesson the damage caused by the bite by treating the affected areas immediately.
Call animal control or the police in your area and immediately report the incident. The authorities may choose to quarantine the animal that bit you or your child. The physician you see may also choose to give you rabies shots as a precaution.