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Dog Bite Statistics

July 2015

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Unfortunately, we all are familiar with dog bites. But did you know that there were 42 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities in 2014?

 

See the chart for 2014 U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities.

 

In 2014, one fatality involved dogs from three different breeds, thus producing a "death credit" total of 44 rather than 42. Eight dog breeds each contributed to one death, including: Australian Shepherd, Cane Corso, Catahoula Leopard Dog, German Shepherd, Heeler (blue and red), Hound, Keeshond-mix and Mastiff.

 

In the 10-year period from 2005 to 2014, Pit Bulls killed 203 Americans and accounted for 62% of the total recorded deaths (326). Combined, Pit Bulls and Rottweilers accounted for 74% of these deaths. Dogsbite.org.

 

In my experience any breed of dog can cause injuries and unfortunately children tend to be the most common victim. I, like most of you, am a dog lover and have two loveable labs of my own. I am always extra cautious when children are present. If you or a loved one are injured by a dog you should consider contacting an attorney to discuss your rights.

 

Attorney Tim Hawley

 

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As always seek the advice of a qualified legal professional regarding any legal issues you may have. You should not disregard professional advice or refrain from seeking professional advice because of anything contained in this article. The information contained herein is general and educational in nature. Because each case is different and each legal analysis is customized for individual clients, the information contained in this article should never be used to determine your legal rights.

 

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