Dangerous dog often lead to dangerous injuries. In the Sunday Clarion Ledger there was a rather large article about a Pit Bull attacking a woman. A dog attack is always a good story because dogs are “man’s best friend.” So, when a dog attacks someone it is a story of a betrayal. I was getting my exercise in at the gym the other day and I overheard two people talking about a dog that attacked a young woman friend. Apparently the woman was caring for a dog that had in the past been an abused dog. We have handled several cases of dog attacks on people. In each of the cases the owner had prior knowledge of the dangerous propensity of the dog.
Dog are great pets. But there are certain breeds that cause most of the dog bites. The Pit Bull leads the pack in that area. I am not knocking any one’s choice of dogs but the statistics simply don’t lie. If you get a Pit Bull you have a much greater chance of owning a dog that may end of biting a person, maybe even a child. I clearly remember that case that I believe was in New York where two Pit Bulls killed a woman. I have never checked this issue but I suspect that insurance companies may charge a person more premiums if they own one of these breeds of dogs that statistically cause more injuries. This is something to think about if you are getting a new pet.
Coxwell & Associates have represented people, including kids that have been injured by pets. We urge everyone with a pet to follow the lease laws and keep your pet confined. Violating the lease laws of a City and having a pet that bites another person can lead to serious consequences. If you need help with any injury case please free free to call.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.