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Pit Bulls More Likely to Turn on Owners

By McGee, Lerer & Associates  Mar. 12, 2013 12:20p

Some experts say that pit bulls are six times more likely than other breeds to turn on their owners. In 143 attacks by pit bulls, 19 percent involved the dogs' owners while in other breeds, only 2 percent were directed at owners. Pit bulls, with their massive jaws which are designed to clamp on and not let go, can inflict severe physical damage and even death to humans. In one recent incident in Wisconsin, an owner with two pit bulls was seriously injured and almost died when her dogs went into a frenzy and attacked her. One of the dogs had to be shot by police and the other sedated. In another incident, an owner had to have both arms amputated when attacked by one of her pit bulls. In a third incident, another female owner was attacked by her own dogs when the dogs started fighting with one another in her home.

In another incident, a 65 year-old South Carolina babysitter died when she was attacked by a pit bull in the home where she was taking care of a child whose parents were out. Another South Carolina woman was viciously attacked by three pit bulls until she went unconscious. One of the dogs had to be shot by police. The woman had bites on her face, arms, and stomach. And a four year-old, who wandered into a neighbor's yard in a Houston suburb, was killed by a pit bull that was chained up in the yard. His nine year-old sister pulled him to safety but the boy did not survive the attack when hospitalized.

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Pit bulls have been called the most dangerous breed of dog; this seems rightfully so when considering the fact that 128 individuals have died from pit bull attacks in this country between 2005 and 2011. Any dog attack, whether from a pit bull or other breed, may lead to a personal injury claim or lawsuit where negligence on the part of the dog's owner may have been committed. Dog attack victims, especially those harmed by pit bulls, may sustain serious, even life-threatening, injuries.

Talking to a skilled personal injury attorney following a dog attack is highly recommended. Learn what legal factors are involved and what can be done on your behalf to recover damages, such as medical expenses, loss of wages, and more. In the greater Long Beach area, you can discuss your personal injury with an experienced legal professional at McGee, Lerer & Associates. The firm's attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience; they offer a free case consultation and work on a contingency fee basis so that you can get started immediately with no upfront fees. Contact their offices to learn more today.

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