Dog Bites by Breed [infographic]

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Dogs attacks cause thousands of serious injuries and fatalities each year in the United States. The fact is that man’s best friend isn’t always so friendly, and some dogs have genetic traits that make them downright dangerous to be around. From 2005 to 2015, 360 Americans died as a result of dog attacks, and many thousands more were injured. From the 1980’s to 2012, there was an 82% increase in the number of fatal dog attacks in the United States. These include attacks from the following breeds that dog attack lawyers deal with on a regular basis:

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Dog Bite Injuries Rise During the Holidays

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During the holiday season, dog bite injuries often rise due to the increased number of visitors to one’s home. Dog bites can cause serious injuries that result in personal injury lawsuits with a dog bite lawyer, so dog owners must be vigilant in protecting visitors from harm. Holiday Dog Bite Injuries Changes in routine and other occurrences that create stress for a dog can lead to agitated behavior patterns and injuries that require a dog bite lawyer if a personal injury lawsuit is filed. During the holiday season, pet owners are busier than usual decorating the house, shopping for gifts, and visiting friends and relatives. Schedule changes often result in changes to a dog’s daily routine of exercise, trips to the dog park, and personal attention. Frequent visitors to the house and holiday parties can make dogs anxious and nervous, especially with young children who may pull the dog’s tail or create sudden noises. Young children, especially under the age of nine, are frequent targets of dog bites and most are bitten by a dog they know. Preventing Injuries from Pets Pet owners hosting holiday parties are responsible for the safety of their guests. They must pay close attention to

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New Law Affects Hit and Run Crash Involving Cyclist

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New hit-and-run laws were enacted in October of 2015, and the first arrest made under the new law occurred recently. The new legislation has a much steeper penalty, including larger fines and longer prison time. These types of laws offer protection for pedestrians and bicyclists alike. The Old Law Versus the New A hit-and-run accident under the old law would have penalties similar to a felony DUI. A typical prison term would be between 2 to 20 years without the possibility of parole. The time sentenced under the new law was increased by five years so that a person could serve up to 25 years in prison for a felony hit-and-run with the possibility of parole after ten years. The law also enacts a fine up to $500,000. Recent Accident Involves New Laws Police officers responded to a hit-and-run accident around 12:20 a.m. on June 18. The accident involved a vehicle and a bicycle. The cyclist suffered a range of injuries, including multiple broken bones. Police received a tip through Secret Witness, leading to the arrest of Michael Leon Harris. Harris was arrested for felony hit-and-run causing substantial bodily harm. He was also charged with drug trafficking. Harris is the

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Mining Safety Hazards in Nevada [infographic]

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Gold mining in Nevada is a major U.S. industry. It provides steady jobs for Nevada workers but also poses numerous safety hazards that can result in mining accidents and injuries. A Nevada workers compensation attorney often represents miners who suffer serious workplace injuries and family members of miners who are killed in mine fires, explosions, and collapses.

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