National Dog Bite Prevention Week starts Monday, May 19th, and the USPS has released its rankings of the top city for dog attacks on their postal carriers. Fortunately for our mail carriers, Connecticut didn't have a city that cracked the top 14. Nonetheless, some experts are finding "the dog bite situation in America [to be] at epidemic proportions."
According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children (5-9), adult males, and (obviously) people with dogs in their homes are at higher risk for dog bites. Plastic surgeons reportedly performed 26,935 operations relating to dog bites in 2013 alone. You can check out more specific statistics here.
So, do your part as dog owners and lovers. Train your dogs. Don't leave young children alone with your dogs. Insure yourselves. And if you or someone you love has been the victim of a dog bite, contact an experienced attorney immediately to preserve your rights.