Personal Injury Lawyers Pittsburgh - SMA Law Group
Stewart, Murray and Associates Law Group (SMA Law Group) are experienced, aggressive and compassionate Personal Injury Attorneys and Criminal Lawyers serving Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. We represent clients injured in accidents as well as clients facing criminal charges and DUI charges in Pennsylvania.
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Westmoreland County Dog Bite Attorney

Millions of dogs are kept as domestic pets in our country, and most of them are loving beasts that wouldn’t harm a fly. However, as dog bite attacks suggest, dogs can turn from docile best friends to savage maneaters, seemingly out of the blue. When a dog listens to its natural instincts due to feeling threatened or when it believes that its territory is being encroached upon, horrific injuries can result. If you or someone you love has been attacked by a dog and sustained injuries, you have a right to collect compensation. SMA Law Group has helped thousand of accident victims like you hold the responsible parties in their cases financially accountable for their losses.

Dog Bite Stats

Dog bites make up one of the most common causes of personal injury claims in the U.S. Additional statistics on dog bites include:

  • About 4.7 million people are bit by dogs each year
  • Half of dog bite fatalities are children under the age of 10
  • Approximately 100 children are victims of dog attacks each day
  • Each day, approximately 92 out of 100 kids who are bit by dogs require medical attention as a result of the attack
  • Approximately 38 fatalities occurred in the U.S. as a result of dog bites in 2012
  • According to the American Medical Association, dog bites are the second leading cause of injury during childhood
  • Pit bulls are responsible for more than half of serious dog attacks, even though they only make up about to 3 percent of the dog population in the U.S.
  • Rottweilers and pit bulls are the breed of dog most often involved in fatal dog attacks.
  • German Shepherds and Chow Chows are the most common purebred dog breeds involved in biting incidents.
  • Homeowner insurers paid over $686 million toward dog bite liability claims in 2017.
  • A third of homeowner liability policies’ injury claims are a result of dog attacks.
  • Chained dogs are more likely to bite compared to non-chained dogs, according to the CDC.
  • Female dogs are less likely to be aggressive and bite than male dogs, especially male dogs between 1 and 5 years od age. This includes all dog breeds.
  • Non-fixed dogs are three times to be more aggressive than spayed or neutered dogs.
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Don’t go it alone when you’re facing the big insurance companies and their attorneys that represent the at-fault party in your claim. We are here to help with compassionate and expert legal knowledge and a history of helping personal injury claimants. You have just two years from the time of your injury to file a claim under Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations, so it’s important to act right away to get your case in court. Trust SMA Law Group and our Westmoreland County dog bite attorney to present your case in the best light, so you can get the most for your injuries as entitled under law. Set up your no-cost case review now.

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