Each year there are more than 4.7 million dog bites reported in the United States. Alarmingly, children are the most common victims and account for 77% of the attacks. Dog bites are the second leading cause of childhood injury, even surpassing playground accidents. Whether the victim is a child or an adult, a dog bite can cause severe physical and emotional damage that may require years of recovery. If you or a family member has been the victim of a dog bite, it is imperative that you consult with a Tucson personal injury lawyer to find out how to protect your legal rights.