Over a half a million people get bitten or attacked by dogs each year. Children are especially at risk and suffer the most severe and catastrophic injuries, especially to their face, head, and neck. An estimated 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year, with 800,000 of these dog bites requiring medical attention. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website has important safety tips to protect against dog attacks and steps that you can take to try to minimize injury. Should you be attacked, the following steps will protect and preserve your legal rights:
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