The Pit Bull is on the list of one of the top 10 most aggressive doges in the U.S.  The Pit Bull and the Rottweiler are responsible for 77% of fatal dog attacks in this country. These dogs were originally bred to bait bulls, fight bears and do pit fighting, therefore, they are very powerful and aggressive dogs. The Pit Bull has an underlying aggressive manner, and if not properly trained Pit Bulls can be very dangerous.

In a recent 6 month period a report from showed:

-There were 318 Pit Bull attacks reported
-388 people were bit in these attacks
-64% of the victims received severe injuries
-4% had one or more body parts torn off
-2% of the victims died as a result of their injuries

The age group suffering the most severe injuries was from 0 to 11 years old.  Unfortunately, it is children that are more likely to attempt to pet a stray pit bull and are the least able to protect themselves.  Additionally, because of the height of children, sensitive areas like their head, face and neck are easier for the dog to grab.  The report also stated that 68% of the pit bull that attacked someone was not on the owner’s property, and that Pit Bulls escape from the property of their owner and bite people more often than any other breed of dog.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous pit bull, it is imperative that an experienced New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer be consulted as soon as possible to discuss your injuries.

Why Bring a Lawsuit If You Have Been Attacked By a Pit Bull?

Bringing a lawsuit against the negligent Pitt Bull owner of the dog that bit you or a family member sends a clear message to that individual that they must be responsible for their actions and the actions of their dog. Lawsuits of this nature can also make insurance companies ensure that those they insure are accountable and responsible pet owners. Lastly, they are a way to obtain needed compensation for your injuries, including: medical bills, future medical bills, loss of income, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and counseling to deal with the emotional issues of the attack. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact a New Jersey Dog Bite Attorney today for a free consultation.