According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million dog bite cases are reported each year. DogsBite.Org reported in the past 11 years, 360 people in the United States were killed by dog bites. Pit Bulls were responsible for more than half of that number, killing 232 people. Rottweilers and Pit Bulls were responsible for three-fourths of the 360 deaths.
I represent many clients who are the victims of dog bites and dog attacks in Arkansas. It is my hope by writing this blog that I am able to bring a little more awareness to the number of dog attacks that happen, and how innocent lives can be forever changed through no fault of their own. Knowledge is power. One of the most important things I can say on this subject is that young children should not be allowed to play with any dog without an adult present, this includes the family pet. Studies show that over 50% of bites happen at home with a dog that knows the dog bite victim. Continue reading