Personal Injury LawsuitsAnimal Bites. Domestic animals are responsible for the vast majority of animal bites in the United States. While many dogs are well-behaved, they are involved in far more biting incidents than any other animal. Each year, approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Although very few people die from dog bites, around 800,000 seek medical attention each year, and over half of them are children. In fact, children between 5 and 9 years of age are affected more than any other age group.
Not surprisingly, 50 percent of animal bites occur on the owner's property, and many states have passed laws to punish owners who put others in danger by keeping aggressive dogs within close proximity to other people. In one-third of states, dog bites fall under strict liability, meaning that the owner may be held liable regardless of whether he or she is guilty of negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
Aviation Accidents. Air travel is very safe, especially compared with other modes of transportation. Over the years, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been very successful in promoting safe air travel. However, emergency landings and other emergencies are actually quite common, and occasionally accidents occur. These mishaps are usually due to human error or mechanical problems. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an aviation accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney to help you determine if you are entitled to compensation.