Chicago dog bite injury lawyers at Zneimer & Zneimer p.c. have learned that a South Shore Chicago jogger, Joseph Finley, was attacked by a pit bull one year ago and ended up losing his leg. Mr. Finley stated that he considers himself lucky to even be alive after the attack and has urged there be laws restricting the ownership of pit bulls.
Statistics support the contention that pit bulls are a more dangerous bred of dog than other breeds. In 2004 there were 22 dog bite related deaths in the United States. In 2005 there were 29 deaths caused by dog bites. In 2006 there were 26 dog bite related deaths. In 2007 there were 33 dog bite related deaths in the United States. Pit bull type dogs were responsible for 67% of fatalities. Rottweilers were second and accounted for 12% of fatalities.
The Center for Disease Control reports that there are 4.7 million dog bites annually in the United States. Approximately,800,000 require medical attention. Approximately 334,000 have to go to the emergency room. Sadly, about 50% of these bites involve children.
The dog bite lawyers of Zneimer and Zneimer P.C. handle many dog bite and most of them do involve pit bulls. These attacks always have a big impact on the lives of the victim. Our firm works to make sure that victims are fully compensated for their injuries.