Dog Bites for Children Increase in Summer

A recent study has found that children are more likely to be bitten by a dog in the summer. It is not known why a child is more likely to be attacked by a dog in the summer.  Several theories is that because it is summer time,  children are more likely to be outside.  Another theory is that the summer heat irritates the dogs and makes them more agitated.

Dog bites result in about 1% of the total emergency room visits in the United States per year. Almost a quarter of dog bites come from the family pet.  Pit bulls are also the breed of dogs that responsible for the most overall attacks.

Child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless.  If your child has been injured in an accident,  please contact the child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 to learn how he can help.