Millions of people count dogs as members of their families. While dogs are colloquially known as our best friends, they sometimes attack and injure people. According to the Canine Journal, an estimated 4.7 million dog bites happen in the U.S. each year. Out of the people who are bitten, an average of 800,000 will require medical treatment for their injuries. If you have been bitten by a dog, the owner may be liable to pay damages if he knew or should have known that the dog had the propensity to bite. A dog bite lawyer Alexandria at Broussard & Hart can review your case and explain whether you have grounds for a claim.