Earlier this month, a 10 year old girl was attacked by a pit bull in Cleburne, Texas. The girl was attacked by her neighbor's dog when she went to play in her neighbor's backyard. The pit bull bit the girl's face, arms and leg.
In the same week in Detroit, a 3 week old baby was attacked and killed by a pit bull. The mother put the baby, who was in a car seat, down on the floor and walked away for a moment. When she returned, the pit bull was attacking the baby.
There have been many dog attacks in the news lately, and the recent attacks we told you about all involved victims attacked by pit bulls. In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that pit bulls were associated with the highest human dog attack fatalities in the United States. Research continues to provide evidence that pit bulls are one of the most dangerous dog breeds associated with human fatalities.
In order to protect young children from dog attacks, parents and guardians need to keep the following in mind:
Victims of dog attacks often sustain serious permanent injuries. For children, not only do they suffer serious physical injuries, they may also be affected psychologically, which can impact them for the rest of their lives.
Parents and caregivers need to be cautious when children come in contact with dogs. When getting a new dog, the family should pick a breed that is a family and kid friendly breed in order to avoid dog attacks.
If you or your child was bitten and attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, talk to an experienced dog attack injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.