Dog Bites on the Rise in California
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer. An overwhelming majority of injuries inflicted by animal bites come from dogs. Dog bites make up about 77% of the total number of all animal bites reported in the state of California. That number has been steadily on the rise for the last 11 years and hospitals are receiving more visits for dog bites than ever before. From 2011 to 2015, over 187,000 within California visited the Emergency Department with dog bite inflicted wounds.