Even when we try our hardest to avoid it, animal injuries can happen. At Morowitz Law, however, we believe that you should be able to receive compensation for any damages you sustain as a result of the most common animal attack injuries. Whether a dog has bitten you, or you came across a bear in the woods, some of the most common animal attack injuries can be harmful, or even fatal, if you’re not careful.
What are the most common animal attack injuries?
According to a recent CNN report, common animal attack injuries have come from animals ranging from the most ordinary (such as dogs and cats) to the most extraordinary (such as alligators, cows, and horses).
Cows and horses and dogs, oh my!
The most common animal attack injuries, of course, come from the animals that we’re around the most. Approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year; however, from 1999 to 2007, only about 250 of those bites resulted in fatalities.
Moreover, and perhaps most interestingly, the majority of fatal injuries that come from animal attacks come, not from dogs and cats, but from cows and horses and other farm mammals. Over 1,000 people died from a cow, horse, or farm animal attacks last year.
The second most common animal attack injuries come from hornets, wasps, and bees. According to the same CNN report, from 1999 to 2014, almost 1,000 people died as a result of fatal contact with hornets, wasps, and bees. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that we are more likely to die from a dog bite or a bee sting than we are from a dreaded shark bite. During that same period – 1999 to 2014 – only eight people have died from shark bites or attacks, compared to the near-thousand that have died from an encounter with wasps, hornets, and bees.
At Morowitz Law, we believe – and know – that an attack from an animal, even what you perceive to be a common animal, can lead to harmful or even fatal consequences, and you shouldn’t have to suffer from the result of the attack alone. We are pleased to offer a free, no obligation consultation to all of our prospective clients to determine the details of your particular case. So if you’ve been the victim of one of the many common animal attack injuries, contact us today to see what we can do for you!