Many dog bites are not serious at all and many are never reported. However, those that are, have sparked widespread debates over how to prevent further attacks.

One popular topic for debate is ordinances or laws. There are those who support banning pitbulls versus those who support banning “dangerous breeds". Then there are those who support restricting certain breeds and how they are contained while still others prefer fining owners of dogs that chase or attack people or animals.

In 2007 about 310,000 people were received in emergency rooms due to dog bites. If you live in a neighborhood with dogs or if you frequent areas where there are dogs, you might want to keep updated on the laws and regulations regarding dogs in those areas.

When the animal didn’t bite but caused an injury

Under recently adopted Arizona personal injury law, an animal does not necessarily have to bite you for its owner to be held liable for your injuries. When you are injured while successfully trying to avoid being bitten or attacked, the owner may still be held liable to compensate you for damages.