There are approximately 4.7 million people in the United States who suffer from a dog bite each year, and around 1,000 people are treated for a dog bite in the emergency room every day. More often than not, the victim is a child, which is incredibly devastating. Dog bites are a common problem and can happen on either public or private property. Very often, the animal was able to attack someone because of insufficient restraint or lack of fencing. If you have suffered injuries as the result of being bitten or attacked by a dog or another animal, you may be able to seek compensation.