Pitbulls Bite Just Like Any Other Dog

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Dog Bites | 0 comments

Pitbulls Bite Just Like Any Other Dog

Most people associate the word “pit bull” with “dangerous dog” because there have been quite a few well-publicized incidents when people have been seriously injured by a pit bull. Advocates deny that pit bulls are more dangerous to humans than other types of dogs, and were in fact known as nanny dogs early on because of their gentle and protective nature.

Pit bulls are actually a group of dog breeds that more or less share similar traits. Among the better known breeds included in the group are American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers. The stigma attached to pit bulls may be because they were bred for dog-fights, and their natural aggression against other dogs were heightened. It should be noted, however, that dog aggression is different from human aggression.

Pit bulls that have attacked humans are said to be disproportionately represented in the news when compared to other dog breeds that may also have shown aggression. Any dog that is teased, baited, tortured or abused will attack. Oftentimes, it is the fault of humans who have little control, understanding or discipline of dogs in general that starts the trouble. Moreover, despite the heroic image of certain dog breeds, dogs are still animals that may act in unpredictable ways. Young children, the most vulnerable victim of dog bites, should never be left unsupervised with any dog, regardless of breed. Children often don’t understand when they are behaving in ways that bother or annoy animals. This causes them to do something that could set off even the most loyal of dogs, and become injured.

However, according to the website of the Jeff Sampson law firm, this fact does not lessen the seriousness of a dog bite or the liability of a pet owner, no matter what kind of dog it is. Unfortunately for pit bull owners, its classification as a dangerous dog makes liability insurance more expensive. Fortunately, many states do not allow an insurer to deny liability coverage for dog bites. If you or someone you know is bitten or attacked by a dog, whether a pit bull or another breed, the owner will almost certainly be required to cover the costs of any financial losses resulting from the injury, but unfortunately, many dog bite victims have to enlist the services of a personal injury lawyer to secure the compensation they need.

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