Category: Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Kentucky Dog Bite Series: What If A Dog Bites My Child?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the nearly 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually are children. That’s not good news. It’s wonderful for kids to form friendships with dogs. However, children, especially those ages 10 and below, are most vulnerable to dog attacks. That’s because they are smaller and … Continued


Published: 10/24/14

Kentucky Dog Bite Series: Handling An Aggressive Dog

Owning a dog comes with many responsibilities. Owners have to feed them, take them on walks and give them plenty of love. After all, dogs are part of the family. However, it’s important to note that the owner is liable for their dog’s actions. So, if the owner’s dog attacks or bites someone, the owner … Continued


Published: 10/13/14

Kentucky Dog Bite Series: Are Dog Breed Bans Working?

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is put in place for people’s safety. However, are they working? Under the breed specific legislation or breed discriminatory legislation, dogs of specific breeds, mixes or presumed to be specific breeds are restricted or prohibited. Owners may still get to keep their dogs, but they must follow any limitations or requirements … Continued


Published: 09/05/14

What To Do If Your Friend’s Dog Bites You

It would be a lot easier if a dog bites you and you don’t know the owner. However, sometimes it is your friend’s dog that bites you, and this may complicate your relationship. Perhaps, you’re worried that your friendship might get strained which is the last thing you want to happen. You might be inclined … Continued


Published: 10/03/13

Warm Weather May Increase Dog Bites In Kentucky

Dog bites can be life threatening any time of year, but during warm months, they seem to happen more frequently. This could be because people are usually out more and dogs are also allowed to roam around. This means we should take a few extra precautions during warm months. What Do Statistics Say? According to … Continued


Published: 08/27/13

Mistakes In Dog Bite Accident Cases

Dogs are indeed man’s best friend. However, there are times when our canine buddies attack or bite someone causing injuries that need medical attention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said over 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs annually and insurance companies are the ones usually affected. Related: Analysis Shows Dog Bite … Continued


Published: 08/23/13

Analysis Shows Dog Bite Claims Costs Increasing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 4.7 million Americans are bitten each year by dogs. In Kentucky, dog owners and handlers are strictly liable to a victim who was bitten by their dogs or for any injury or damage their dogs cause. Section 258.235 of Kentucky Revised Statutes provides that: Any … Continued


Published: 06/11/13

Top 3 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Bite

Dog bite accidents happen all the time, unfortunately, but here are the top three breeds most likely to bite. Obviously, not all dogs of these breeds will bite, but they are more prone to so it’s something to be aware of them. These breeds include: Related: Kentucky Dog Bite Series: Handling An Aggressive Dog 1. … Continued


Published: 05/14/13

Five Ways to Prevent a Dog Bite

In 2012, 38 U.S. fatal dog attacks occurred. Out of those 38 fatal attacks, 32% of the victims were either visiting or living temporarily with the owner of the dog when these attacks happened. Of those attacked, 50% were children, ages 8-years-old and younger, and the remaining half were adults, 21-years-old and above. Related: Kentucky … Continued


Published: 05/07/13

Dog Owners May Be Liable Even If Dog Did Not Bite

Owners are responsible for their dogs whether the dog bites or causes damage in some other way. Kentucky’s strict-liability dog bite law, KRS 258.235 (4), states that “Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock or other property shall be responsible for that damage.” This means, the owner is … Continued


Published: 03/20/13

What Are The Most Dangerous Dog Breeds?

A lot of people like dogs. A dog is considered man’s best friend, protector and buddy. Despite the joy a dog might bring to humans, a dog bite, attack or injury exist and can harm Kentuckians. Studies showed that 1,000 Americans are treated per day in emergency rooms due to dog bites. In 2010, there … Continued


Published: 01/20/11