Category: Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

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