Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

A dog can be an absolutely delightful addition to your family. But as a dog owner, you’re responsible for making sure your dog doesn’t injure anyone or damage another person’s property. Nobody ever wants to think that their dog could bite and seriously hurt someone, but the reality is that all dogs can potentially bite.

Dog bites can easily happen to anyone, no matter how old they are. Dogs don’t specifically single out any one particular type of person to bite, but statistically speaking, children are at the highest risk of being bitten by a dog. Over 800,000 people seek medical attention for dog bites every year and it’s estimated

No dog owner ever wants to believe that their beloved pet could ever hurt anyone, but the sheer number of dog bites that occur in America every year suggests otherwise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 4 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year, with children being

On December 2, 2015, a pack of pit bulls attacked a mother and her four-year-old son as they were walking to a school near their home on the west side of Detroit. The four-year-old boy, Xavier Strickland, was rushed to the hospital, but he did not survive. Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged the owner of

Safely Breaking Up a Dog Fight

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 by

Lindsey Vonn is a celebrated alpine ski racer who recently found herself in the hospital after experiencing a serious dog bite. This occurred on November 7th after the 31 year-old attempted to separate her dogs after they got a little too worked up while playing. The bite on Vonn’s right hand was so severe that

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, the first concern you should have is getting yourself to safety. Get away from the animal and make sure it cannot bite you again. Once safe, determine how severe the bite is. Do you need medical attention? If you are unsure, err on the side of caution and

The owners of two dogs who mauled a Lapeer County man to death in July 2014 have been sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for owning dogs they knew to be dangerous and failing to properly restrain them. 46-year-old Craig Sytsma of Livonia was jogging in Metamora Township on July 23, 2014 when he

Steven Constantine, who was viciously attacked by a pack of dogs in October 2014, has been awarded $100 million in a civil lawsuit against the Derick Felton, the owner of the dogs. With such a large amount of money being awarded, it’s not known how much money Constantine will actually collect, but the judgment has

“Don’t worry, my dog doesn’t bite!” These are the words dog bite victims often hear right before they are bitten. Of course, dog owners love their dogs and don’t want to believe their dogs would ever hurt another person, but simply put, dogs do bite. 4.5 million people every year become the victims of dog

Sebastiano Quagliata and Valbona Lucaj, the couple who owned two cane corso dogs who mauled a jogger to death on July 23, 2014, have each entered a no contest plea to manslaughter charges for owning a dangerous dog causing death. The couple had been facing second degree murder charges, but those charges were dropped as