Dog Bites | Tenge Law Firm Blog
After a 30-year ban, it seemed as though pit bulls would once again be allowed on the streets of Denver. In February 2020, the City Council voted seven to four to amend the code banning pit bulls entirely. However, Mayor Hancock took a stand against the movement, and vetoed the ban repeal.
As stated in a Science Daily article, approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs every year, and 20% of the victims require medical attention for their resulting injuries. Children ages five to nine years old account for most of the victims who receive medical attention. Children have a much higher risk of injury from dog bites than adults.
Dogs are some of the most loyal, dedicated, and helpful friends anyone can have. There’s no question why they are referred to as “man’s best friend.” But when a dog gets scared or becomes aggressive, it can lash out at unsuspecting victims. Being bitten is extremely dangerous, with possible infection of the rabies virus, disfigurement, and a host of other complications.
Approximately 4.7 million dog bite accidents occur each year, most involving children under the age of 14. In some cases, dog bite injuries are very serious and require emergency treatment or surgery.
Dogs react to a person’s gestures and body language. If he isn’t used to you or your behavior, he may think that you’re a threat. It’s important for adults and children to learn the basic manners to use around dogs, especially unfamiliar ones.
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