Pit Bull Attacks Account for Most Dog Bite Fatalities

A pit bull attacked a boy and his grandmother in a San Bernardino neighborhood in June. The attack happened the grandmother was walking the child home from school.

The dog attacked the boy first by biting his face. When the grandmother intervened, the dog got a hold of her leg and would not let go. Neighbors rushed out to help, attempting to fight off the dog with a knife and a stun gun. The dog’s owner also attempted to get the dog off the grandmother to no avail. Finally a neighbor was able to fight off the dog by striking it with a 2×4.

Firefighters arrived and transported the victims to the hospital. The dog’s owner surrendered the pit bull to Animal Control. According to neighbors, this is not the first time the dog has gotten out and charged at people.

Pit bull attacks contributed to 82% of total recorded dog bite fatalities in 2015. A dog bite occurs every 75 seconds in the U.S., and more than 1,000 people need emergency treatment for a dog bite each day.

If you own a dog, the best way to prevent it from biting someone is by not giving it the opportunity. Never let your dog out loose without a leash, no matter how friendly you think he is. You should also properly train and socialize your dog, introducing him to various situations and people so that he does not get nervous in different environments. Spaying or neutering your dog will also help reduce your dog’s instinct to roam and fight.

“Dog bites occur far too frequently across the country. Dog owners need to be responsible for their animals to ensure they don’t get loose and hurt innocent people,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a dog bite and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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