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Children’s Attorney Presents Helpful Advice to Victims of Dog Attacks

Even animal lovers can become victims of dog attacks. Our collection of blog posts talks about dog bite injuries and pursuing legal action against dog owners who fail to control their pets. The more you learn, the better you can protect yourself from future injuries and ward off fear of enraged animals.


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9/30/2010
Christopher Keane
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Rabies|Dog Bites|California Lawyer for children

Rabid dogs in California is reportedly an increasing problem. Dogs need to get rabies shots and be leashed, or California children will be at risk for dog bites form rabid dogs. If you need legal information about what to do for a child who has suffered a dog bite from a rabid dog, contact The Keane Law Firm, which focuses on representing critically injured children.

Category: Dog Bites

8/13/2010
Christopher Keane
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Khalil Rocks attacked by pit bull for his second dog attack in Warren, Michigan|Pit Bull lawsuit|Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

Khalil Rocks, a 7 year old boy, was attacked by a pit bull. This was especially tragic because it was his second dog attack - leaving him scarred. The Keane Law Firm wishes him the best possible recovery, and encourages his parents or guardians to help him protect his rights by hiring a law firm which protects children's rights in attacks from pit bulls.

Category: Dog Bites

12/23/2009
Christopher Keane
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In Florida, a Lee County boy died from a dog bite to the neck sustained from a family pet.

http://www.keanelaw.com/ Phone# 415-398-2777 Address: Keane Law Firm, 1388 Haight Street, No. 244, San Francisco, CA 94117 Email: [email protected] Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.

Category: Dog Bites

8/26/2009
Christopher Keane
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In Texas, Irma Berrera is charged with a second-degree felony in connection with the dog attack death of her infant grandson, Izaiah Gregory Cox. Ms. Berrera was also injured in the attack that killed her grandson. News stories report she allegedly left Izaiah alone with the dogs when she went to heat up a bottle in a different room. She attempted to rescue Izaiah when she found the dogs were attacking him. Allegedly, the dogs had a history of attacking another grandchild previously. The grandchild required hospitalization for wound repair. A neighbor also reported concern about the dogs and their behavior weeks before that attack that killed Izaiah. It is not clear whether the parents of Izaiah Cox are charged in this case with knowingly leaving the child in an unsafe environment.  

The Keane Law Firm seeks to raise public awareness about dog attacks and child abuse, child abuse prevention and the rights of children that have been catastrophically injured. Please call the office or visit our website for a consultation.  

http://www.keanelaw.com/
Phone# 415-398-2777
Address: Keane Law Firm, 1388 Haight Street, No. 244, San Francisco, CA  94117  
Email: [email protected]

Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.

  



Category: Dog Bites

8/19/2009
Christopher Keane
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In Rio, West Virginia, a three-day-old infant boy died after being mauled by the family’s dogs. The Hardy County Sherriff’s Office is investigating the tragedy. The tragic attack on the baby boy took place at a home in Gretchen Acres subdivision around 10:50 p.m. Emergency personnel arrived and attempted to revive the severely injured infant boy. The two dogs involved in the incident were noted to be a pit bull and a mixed breed German shepherd. Both dogs were euthanized by authorities. Charges are pending in this matter.  

The Keane Law Firm seeks to raise public awareness about dog attacks on children, dog attack prevention and the rights of children that have been catastrophically injured. Please visit our website library for more dog attack information and call the office or visit our website for a consultation.  

http://www.keanelaw.com/
Phone# 415-398-2777
Address: Keane Law Firm, 1388 Haight Street, No. 244, San Francisco, CA  94117  
Email: [email protected]

Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.

  

 



Category: Dog Bites

8/18/2009
Christopher Keane
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In West Virginia, a three-day-old baby boy was killed by the family dog. In Hardy County, the baby boy died after being attacked by the family’s pit bull. The tragedy occurred in Rio. Reportedly the infant’s mother had placed him in a crib and then answered the phone. Allegedly, the pit bull went into the baby’s room with the other family dog, a German shepherd. The pit bull picked the baby up and would not release the baby during the struggle to save the baby. News stories report both dogs were euthanized.  

The Keane Law Firm seeks to raise public awareness about injuries to children related to dog attacks and the rights of children that have been catastrophically injured. Please call the office or visit our website for a consultation. Our library contains more information about prevention of injuries from dog attacks. 

http://www.keanelaw.com/
Phone# 415-398-2777
Address: Keane Law Firm, 1388 Haight Street, No. 244, San Francisco, CA  94117 
Email: [email protected]

Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.

 

 



Category: Dog Bites

1/19/2009
Christopher Keane
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In Texas, a three year-old Fort Worth girl was killed by a neighbor’s Rottweiler. News stories report that the toddler crawled through a hole in the fence where the Rottweiler lived. The child sustained multiple wounds to the head, face, and neck. She was taken emergently to Cook Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. This tragedy occurred around 6:30 p.m. on the 3900 block of Buckhorn Place.  

The dog owner turned the dog over to authorities and it has been euthanized.  

A child has died from canine homicide. The Keane Law Firm represents children that have been catastrophically injured from dog attacks. Please call us, the dog attack law firm for a timely case evaluation at 888-592-KIDS or 415-398-2777.  You may visit our website at www.keanelaw.com – we will determine the facts of the case and file a claim to hold those responsible to pay for the damages. We represent victims of catastrophic dog attacks nationwide.



Category: Dog Bites

11/17/2008
Christopher Keane
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A family dog named Tyson, a boxer breed, attacked a nine-month male infant in his own living room. Injuries to the infant involved the head and neck. The child underwent surgery at Children’s Hospital – Oakland. Freemont animal control authorities have the dog quarantined. The family dog attacked an adult family member just two weeks prior to the attack on the infant. 

Approximately eighty percent of dog bites occur by a dog that is known to the victim and is usually a pet of the owner or neighbor. Children are three times more likely than adults to sustain serious injuries from dog bites. Over half of the child victims sustain significant injuries to the face. Statistics show that the younger the child the more likely that injury will be sustained to the head and neck. Children are at a greater risk for being bitten because their lack of experience in interpreting a dog’s pre-bite behavior while attempting to play with dogs.    

It is important to discern between dog bites and canine homicide. One kennel reported that of the children killed by dogs (canine homicide), nearly 70% of the victims were under the age of ten-years-old, nearly 22% are under the age of one year and approximately 7% were sleeping infants. Any dog can and will bite under certain circumstances.   

It is important to remember the greatest single cause of canine homicide and dog bites are irresponsible dog owners. Dog owners that do not take responsibly for properly training and supervising their dogs are the single greatest cause of dog bites and dog attacks. Experienced pet owners know how much responsibility and work are required to choose the appropriate dog to bring into the home and neighborhood where children are present. A majority of dog bite incidents occur because the dog owners did not fully appreciate the necessity for educating themselves to the proper methods of raising, socializing and supervising the dog.   



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11/17/2008
Christopher Keane
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In Hawaii, a family dog killed a two-month-old infant. Iokepa Liptak, 2 months-old, was sleeping on a bed in the family home. The infant’s mother had left the infant on the bed to get a glass of water. The dog was walking behind her. Then it was not behind her. The mother quickly went back to the bedroom to find the 75 lb. dog on the bed attacking the baby. Jennifer Archer, neighbor, heard the mother’s screams and called 911. The adults in the home were injured by the dog, trying to save the infant. The mother and the baby were taken emergently to the hospital. The baby died from his injuries. Police and the Hawaiian Humane Society removed the dog from the premise. News stories report that this dog had no attack history, but there are approximately three dogs that live at this house. Because the infant was initially attacked while unattended by the adults, police have classified the infant’s death as an unattended death. Officials are determining the fate of the dog.  

According to the Humane Society, every year approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States. That is almost 2% of the American population. Roughly 26 people are killed a year by dogs in the last decade. Approximately eighty percent of dog bites occur by an animal that is known to the victim and is usually a pet of the owner or neighbor. And most dog bites occur near the victim’s home. And over half the dog bites occur on the dog owner’s property. Children are three times more likely than adults to sustain serious injury from dog bites. Over half of the child victims sustain significant injury to the face. The Humane Society reports that over fifty percent of the bite victims are under the age of 13-years-old. One kennel reported that of the children killed by dogs (canine homicide), nearly 70% of the victims were under the age of ten-years-old, nearly 22% are under the age of one year and approximately 7% were sleeping infants. It is important to discern between dog bites and canine homicide. While Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are responsible for a large number of the canine homicides, all breeds and their owners are responsible for the high number of dog bites. You will recall the case of the Pomeranian dog that killed an infant while its owner was preparing a bottle in the other room. Even in communities where certain breeds are banned and there are low concentrations of “dangerous breeds” there is still the same frequency of dog bites in the population. Any dog can and will bite under certain circumstances.   



Category: Dog Bites

11/17/2008
Christopher Keane
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In Las Vegas, an infant girl is dead as a result of a savage attack by two Pitbulls that were owned by the family. The grandmother was babysitting the infant when the attack occurred. She was also injured during the attack while she was trying to save the baby girl. Police arrived and killed the dogs at the scene.  

Canine homicide is more likely to occur when more than one dog is present. There are some factors that contribute to the likelihood of being a victim or creating victims of dog bites or dog attacks. Dog owners and parents must consider all factors that contribute to aggressive behavior or pack mentality in dogs. These factors must be taken into consideration and should be avoided to prevent injuries to family, friends and children due to dog bites. The more factors that are present the greater the likelihood that a bite or attack may occur. Having two or more dogs unsupervised in a yard without the dog owner present is a significant risk factor for dog bites. The more dogs that are present the greater the risk for bites and attacks associated with pack behavior. Keeping a dog on a chain creates aggression and poor socialization in dogs. And statistically male dogs are more likely to bite. However dominant, poorly socialized or fearful female dogs will bite. Dogs that have not been neutered or spayed generally are more aggressive. And in the summer, the incidence of dog bites goes up because the opportunity for coming in contact with dogs goes up.  

According to the Humane Society, every year approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States. That is almost 2% of the American population. Roughly 26 people are killed a year by dogs in the last decade. Approximately eighty percent of dog bites occur by an animal that is known to the victim and is usually a pet of the owner or neighbor. And most dog bites occur near the victim’s home. And over half the dog bites occur on the dog owner’s property. Children are three times more likely than adults to sustain serious injury from dog bites. Over half of the child victims sustain significant injury to the face. The Humane Society reports that over fifty percent of the bite victims are under the age of 13-years-old. One kennel reported that of the children killed by dogs (canine homicide), nearly 70% of the victims were under the age of ten-years-old, nearly 22% are under the age of one year and approximately 7% were sleeping infants. It is important to discern between dog bites and canine homicide. While Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are responsible for a large number of the canine homicides, all breeds and their owners are responsible for the high number of dog bites. You will recall the case of the Pomeranian dog that killed an infant while its owner was preparing a bottle in the other room. Even in communities where certain breeds are banned and there are low concentrations of “dangerous breeds” there is still the same frequency of dog bites in the population. Any dog can and will bite under certain circumstances.    



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