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6 Reasons Why Children Are at Greater Risk of Dog Bites

Posted on: March 29th, 2023

Dog bite attacks are much more common than most people realize. Over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, and over 800,000 of these attacks require medical attention. Unfortunately, children are the victims in a disproportionate percentage of dog bite attacks.

The following statistics highlight the extent to which children are susceptible to being bitten by dogs:

For these reasons, it’s critical that parents discuss dog safety with their children. This is an important step to reduce the likelihood of being bitten. However, dog safety doesn’t eliminate the risk entirely. Even when children know exactly how to act around an aggressive dog, they may not always be able to avoid getting attacked or be able to protect themselves during the attack.

Why Are Children More Likely to Be Victims of a Dog Bite?

Why Are Children More Likely to Be Victims of a Dog Bite?

Why Are Children More Likely to Be Victims of a Dog Bite?

There are a variety of factors that place children at greater risk of being injured in a dog bite attack:

Needless to say, at the end of the day it is the responsibility of the dog owner to ensure the dog is always under appropriate supervision and restraint to avoid these types of situations.

Pushchak Law Can Help if Your Child Is Injured in a Dog Bite Attack

If your child was bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your child’s damages. Colorado dog owners have strict liability in the event that their dog injures someone. This means they are held liable for damages caused by their dog’s attack, regardless of whether they were negligent in controlling the dog or whether they knew the dog was dangerous.

At Pushchak Law, we’ve made dog bite cases a primary focus of our practice. This area of specialization gives you the edge you need when seeking to maximize the value of your child’s compensation. Brian Pushchak knows the complex issues associated with these cases, and he can help you demonstrate the total extent of the damages your child suffered.

You’ll also benefit from Mr. Pushchak’s unique Informed Decisions Approach™ which is focused on helping you get the best possible outcome to your case. With our Informed Decisions Approach™, you remain in control throughout the entire process. Mr. Pushchak will discuss your goals for the case with you in detail and explain your child’s legal rights to ensure you understand your options. While he’ll recommend the best strategy to achieve your desired outcome to your case, you will always have final say on how your case is handled.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Pushchak Law serves clients in Denver and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Brian Pushchak | Personal Injury Law Firm Denver, CO

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