Dogs bite statistics estimate over 4 million people in the US every year are bitten by dogs. Roughly a dozen of the injuries are fatal and about 800,000 require medical attention. The potential for liability exceeds $1 billion every year. As a dog owner, you should know your state law as well as city or county ordinances. “Strict liability” states hold the owner responsible for any damage the dog causes, regardless of its past history. Common-law states require the dog bite lawsuit victim to prove that the dog owner knew the dog was dangerous but did not take precautions. The dog owner is not held liable if the victim was trespassing or provoking the dog. Please read on to find a dog bite lawyer, or attorney.