Brad Pistotnik Law knows Dog Bites can be devastating personal injury cases.
Brad Pistotnik Law knows that dog attacks represent some of the most gruesome personal injuries that are suffered, particularly where a child is involved which is very often the case. In a very recent study, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, estimated that at least 27 people died as the result of dog bite attacks. Of 27 human dog bite related fatalities (DBRF), 19 (70%) were children (1 was 30 days old, 3 were between 7 and 11 months old, 9 were between 1 and 4 years old, and 6 were between 5 and 11 years old), and 8 were adults (ages 17, 44, 64, 70, 73, 75, 75, and 87). It is important to teach children to be safe around dogs to prevent these catastrophic events from occurring. The new statistics are even more alarming. According to dogsbite.org 34 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2015. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 82% (28) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6.6% of the total U.S. dog population.
Under Kansas law, the general rule is that the owner of the animal is not liable for injuries done by it when in a place where it had a right to be, unless it was, in fact and to the owner’s knowledge, vicious or dangerous. Berry v. Kegans, 196 Kan. 388 (Kans. 1966).
In all dog bite cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the incident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a dog bite, call Brad Pistotnik Law now at 1-800-241-BRAD for a free consultation. Brad Pistotnik has experience with dog bite injuries and his law firm can help you.