Dog bites

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Washington Woman Awarded $2.2 Million in Dog Bite Lawsuit

Noble McIntyre on August 18, 2011

A Washington woman who was injured when a pitbull entered her home and attacked her two Jack Russell Terriers has been awarded $2.2 million in a dog bite lawsuit. The woman was bitten when she tried to force the attacking dog off of her dogs. A jury found the owners of the pitbull 52% responsible for the animal attack and Pierce County 42% at fault for not responding to more than a dozen complaints by residents who believed the dog was a threat to the public safety. The woman was found 1% liable for her own injuries. Continue reading

How to Prevent Dog Bites

Noble McIntyre on June 10, 2011

Everyone loves a cute, cuddly pooch, right? After all, dogs are considered “man’s best friend”. However, beyond the adorable looks, companionship, and playfulness can sometimes come hostility and viciousness. According to, 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Studies show that children are three times as more likely to be bitten by dogs than adults. About 600,000 children every year in the United States require medical attention for dog bites. The good news, however, is that education and proper training of dogs can significantly reduce the number of attacks. Continue reading

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