According to the CDC, children are more at risk of dog bites. The rate of dog bite related injuries is highest for kids between 5 and 9 years old. The elderly are also likely to sustain dog bite related injuries. The elderly are physically weaker than other adults and are often unable to fend off dogs in a dog attack. There have been several fatal dog attacks of children and the elderly in the country just in the month of September.
A 91 year old woman was discovered unresponsive inside her home in Miami-Dade County, Florida with dog bite injuries. According to reports, the woman was mauled to death by 3 dogs that lived in the home. Neighbors said that the dogs belonged to the victim’s grandson.
A 2 year old Oklahoma boy was outside his house with his babysitter when a pit bull attacked the child. The babysitter was outside the house getting something out of a vehicle, and the boy was standing next to the babysitter. The dog approached them and bit the child on the left side of his face. The child was airlifted to a hospital to treat his bite injuries.
A 65 year old in California was mauled to death by two dogs outside his home. The man was outside watering his plants when the dogs attacked him. A neighbor saw the attack and tried to stop the attack. The dogs then attacked the neighbor. When authorities arrived at the scene, they saw 2 pit bulls still attacking the neighbor. As a result, the neighbor was hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries to her arm.
According to the woman’s daughter, the dogs belong to a neighbor and probably jumped the fence when the owners left for work.
A 5 year old girl was seriously injured after being attacked by an American bull dog in Portsmouth, Virginia. The girl was playing with other children outside when the attack happened. Neighbors say that the dog was on top of the 5 year old girl, and that the neighbor was able to get the animal off the dog. The girl sustained injuries to her face, arm and stomach. She will eventually need plastic surgery.
If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog in PA or in NJ and want to talk to a dog bite injury lawyer, call Daniel J. O’Brien, Esq. to schedule a FREE consultation. 877.944.8396