Pit Bull Attacks in New Hampshire: Real Life Stories More
Pit bulls do not discriminate based on age or gender. Anyone can become
the victim of a pit bull attack.
In February 2011, a police officer was bitten by a pit bull in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Three pit bulls had reportedly gotten loose. While the officer only sustained a minor leg injury, not every victim of a pit bull attack is so fortunate.
Take the story of another pit bull attack in New Hampshire that occurred in the spring of 2010, as an example. Two children were bitten and bruised after the pit bull their family had purchased on Craigslist attacked them. According to one of the children, the pit bull was wagging its tail, but then the next thing he knew, the pit bull leaped over a coffee table and started to attack him.
The issue is the damage caused by pit bull bites, not the frequency.
There is a lot of debate about whether pit bulls are more prone to attack than other dog breeds. While this issue can be argued either way, the heart of the matter is that pit bull bites are much more damaging.
Pit bull bites are generally far more catastrophic than other dog bites. Pit bulls not only have tremendous jaw strength, they know how to wreak havoc on their victims. A pit bull bite tends to go deep into the muscles. As the animal holds on and shakes the victim, which is the style of attack that pit bulls are most known for, the tissues can be extremely damaged.
Read what others have to say about banning pit bulls and other dog breeds in our article, New Hampshire Dog Bites: Are Certain Dog Breeds More Prone to Attack?
The pit bull’s owner may be held liable for dog bite injuries.
If you or a family member has been attacked by a pit bull, you may be able to hold the animal’s owner liable. This is true for any type of dog breed. It is important that you speak with an experienced New Hampshire dog bite attorney who will be able to explain your legal rights and ability to recover compensation.
Contact the Law Office of Van Dorn & Curtiss at (603) 556-4148. Van Dorn & Curtiss has been winning dog attack cases in Eastern Vermont and Western New Hampshire for years.
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