The recent fatal Georgia animal attack in Bryan County, in which seven pit bulls attacked and killed a 21-month-old little girl, is a learning experience for all dog owners, especially pit bull owners. Because all dogs have the ability to bite and cause harm, kids should not be left alone with dogs, especially pit bulls, which top the charts in animal attacks.
According to the National Canine Research Council that has identified common factors in dog attacks, 84 percent of attacks in 2006 involved owners who did the following:
- Failed to contain their dogs
- Abused or neglected their dogs
- Failed to chain up their dogs
Pitt bulls are extremely strong for their size, have powerful jaws, and get over stimulated around young children. These factors make them more dangerous than any other breed of dog. Because of these reasons and the recent fatal animal attack in Bryan County, it encourages dog owners, especially owners of high-risk breeds like pit bulls, to make sure their dogs are treated well, contained and chained up properly, put on leashes when walked, and not left alone with children. Also, those with pets should have extra liability insurance in case their dog bites or harms a human.
Those who are attacked by dogs often suffer from catastrophic injuries and need compensation for their medical bills, surgery, therapy, and full recoveries. If you or your child was injured by a dog, you may be entitled to collect compensation from the dog owner’s insurance company. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to speak with a skilled Peachtree City, Georgia premises liability attorney today at (770) 487-8999 to find out more about your rights.