By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Dog bites continue to take place throughout the United States. Unfortunately, children are often times the victim of a dog bite which can cause serious personal injuries and, in some instances, the death of a child. The incidents can take place in the neighborhood, friend’s house, or even the very home of the child. People should keep in mind that dog’s are animals and can be unpredictable. In San Bernardino, California, it was reported that a 2 year old boy was attacked by a pit bull. The attack resulted in serious child personal injuries including serious neck and head wounds that ultimately caused the death of this child. The victim was identified as Nathan Aguirre. Animal control later seized the dog. For more information on this story, see Dog Attack Kills 2 Year Old Boy.
Are Pit Bulls dangerous dogs? Are children at risk in the presence of any Pit Bull breed? The answer to these questions depends who you ask. Some people believe that Pit Bull breed dogs are dangerous dogs and should not be left unsupervised or unrestrained against children. Pit Bull advocates believe that dogs are like people. If you treat them right, the dog will not be aggressive.