May 17-23 Is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog_Bite.jpgThis week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Why should you care? Each year, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, one in five of those dog bite victims requires hospitalization and approximately 30,000 a year require some sort of reconstructive surgery.
Children between the ages of five and nine are among the most likely to get bitten.

If attacked by a dog
, experts advise you to remain calm and still and to “play dead” if you’re knocked down.
Dogs truly are man’s best friend. However, I think that old adage should be reworked a bit. Dogs are their owner’s best friend. And that necessarily means they can be a stranger’s worst enemy.

If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog and require the services of a Boston dog bite attorney, call The Law Office of Alan H. Crede at (617)973-6434 to arrange a free consultation.