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Pit Bulls: Friendly or Furious

Date: May 24th, 2019 By Jonathan M. Stewart
Category: Dog Bite Injury

We have all seen the stories of how friendly pit bulls are and they are harmless. “Pit Bulls don’t bite. They are family dogs. They are harmless.” This is what many people are trying to say about these dogs and other big breeds. On the opposite side, there are many people in our communities who think the opposite. They feel that these animals should not be house pets or be let to roam the streets. So what happens when a Pit Bull owner lets their dogs roam and they attack. The end result is an innocent victim being rushed to the hospital and a neighborhood left in fear. The Pittsburgh dog bite lawyers from SMT Legal have the experience necessary to handle your dog bite case. We fight for you while you focus on recovering.

Scary Statistic: Over 4.7 million dog bites are reported each year

The Incident

Earlier this month a neighborhood was struck with horror when two neighborhood Pitbulls viciously attacked an unsuspecting man. Reports state that the attack was unprovoked and the victim was hospitalized with injuries to his arm and leg. Although the victim ended up in stable condition the attack may have been avoidable. The witness who called 911 reported that these dogs have been somewhat of a nuisance in the neighborhood as of late. They have been seen roaming the park and sniffing children. According to the witness statement, the dogs attacked the man and began running away towards her. She had to quickly run to her car with her own dogs to avoid being attacked. The dogs continued to run and authorities had to search for them with the help of their owner. Upon finding the dogs, animal control tested them for rabies. The owner turned the dogs into the animal shelter, where they were later euthanized. Although, in the case, the victim was stabilized and the dogs were put down, not every case ends the same. We have seen many cases where the injuries sustained were much worse and the dogs and their owner did not face any steep consequences.

How We Can Help

Dog’s attacks can be scary and leaving lifelong scars or disfigurement. This is especially traumatizing when they are invisible areas of your body. A dog attack not only leaves physical scars, but it also leaves mental and emotional scars. Many dog bite victims suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression, isolation and other mental disorders after a traumatic dog attack. At SMT Legal, we do not think you should suffer in silence or be left with mountains of medical bills due to an irresponsible dog owner. There are laws that dog owners need to abide by and ferocious dogs should not be easily able to attack others. When you need a dog bite lawyer in Pittsburgh we will be standing by to take your call 24/7. We will seek compensation for your medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, along with lost wages and other damages. Call us today at 412-765-3345 or fill out our contact form.

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