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Fatal Dog Attack

Fatal Dog Attack

Fatal Dog Attack. In order to avoid a fatal dog attack, learning about canine attacks and how to avoid them is invaluable. Dogs have for centuries been considered man’s best friend, but inbreeding and random characteristics/situations can cause what was once a friendly pet to become an aggressive creature. Today, dogs are part of our everyday experience more than ever with cities and commercial establishments becoming dog-friendly, which is a good thing for dog owners. While having a dog can be a wonderful, healing adventure, knowing when and why a dog may attack and how to protect yourself is essential.

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Lodi Dog Attack: Update and Reminders

I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi dog bite attorney. The dog involved in the attack on a woman and her grandchild in Lodi on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, has been contained. The devastating attack by this animal resulted in the two victims suffering traumatic injuries. The attack has also drawn attention to many issues surrounding dog bites, including injuries, recovery and owner liability.

A recent study revealed California has largest number of dog bite claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute.

The number of dog-bite claims nationwide decreased by 4.7 in 2014, however, the average cost per claim increased by 15% from last year. The average cost per claim nationally from 2003 to 2014 has increased more than 45%. The increase in costs per claim over the years is attributed to higher medical costs, larger settlements and awards to victims.

dog.bite.preventionIt’s National dog bite prevention week, May 17 – 23.

The CDC reported 4.5 million people in the U.S. were bitten by dogs last year.  Most dog attacks happen to children, the elderly and postal workers.

Dog attacks most frequently occur on small children, the elderly and Postal Service carriers. Dog bites to postal workers continue to rise every year. The USPS reported 29 postal workers were attacked while working in Sacramento county last year.

A total of 5,767 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year. Eighty cities comprise the top 30 rankings.

If you were bitten by a dog and don’t know who owns the dog, contact animal control as soon as possible and file a report. You will be required to give them a description of the dog so that they can try to identify the dog and locate the dog’s owner.

Every year approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S.A. are bit by a dog. Most people are bitten by a dog that is owned by either a family member, friend or neighbor.  Others are bitten by a stray dog or a loose or lost pet.