A dog bite attorney may sound unnecessary to many individuals, but the truth of the matter is that there are many vicious dogs around that can cause severe injury to any person. The dog bite attorneys at the Christensen Law Firm are working diligently to educate the public about victim’s rights so that these attacks won’t continue to go unreported and unresolved.

There are many pet owners who are unaware or unwilling to recognize the potential their pet has to injure others. Negligence and unawareness gives the opportunity for any pet or pet owner to be faced with a dog bite situation.

Usually it is the dog owner’s responsibility and their fault that the injury occurred. Dog bite injuries are a serious issue. In 2010, 33 dog attacks resulted in death. 20 of those deaths were children and 13 were adults. That is too high a number for something that is entirely preventable.

Pit bulls are one of the most dangerous dog breeds in America. Another breed to make this list is the Rottweiler. DogsBite.org did a study between 2005 and 2010 and found that these two dog breeds were responsible for 71% of all fatal attacks. Pit bulls, however, are the more dangerous of the two. The fatal attacks involving pit bulls and any mix of the breed, more than doubles that of Rottweiler’s.

Pit bulls are genetically built for attacks and that is why they are the top choice for dog fighting. They are known for surprise attacks, which means that there is no warning before they attack someone or something. They also have a lethal bite style called the hold and shake.

Taylorsville, Utah City officials recently dropped the plan to develop a breed-specific restriction ordinance that outlawed pit bull and related breeds. They, instead, decided to reinforce their already existing “viscious animal ordinances.”

All dogs are capable of turning violent and it is up to the owners to carefully watch their dog while in public and at home. Dogs need to be securely restrained when around other people to prevent incidents like these. All people should be aware of the risks of certain breeds and how to handle an attack if it happens. If your children are frequently out on the streets alone then they also need to be taught what to do and what to look out for.

According to society.ezinemark.com, about 5 million people suffer from dog bites in the US annually. In cases where the dog has insurance coverage the insurance company will do all it takes to see that your claim is not accepted. To get you the compensation you deserve, you will need the help and expertise of a dog bite attorney.

The personal injury attorneys at the Christensen Law Firm offer The Utah Dog Bite & Attack Handbook free of charge to Utah citizens in an attempt to educate the public.  Get your free copy today at here. If you or a loved one has been injured in an attack like this call the dog bite attorneys at Christensen Law Firm to find out what options are available to you. Call today at 801-506-0800.