This month in our Legal Library section, we covered 2011 fatal dog bite statistics. (Click here for more dog bite statistics.) In the last year alone, at least 31 people died in fatal dog bite incidents, many of which involved pit bulls and other historically dangerous dog breeds.

Two out of the 31 fatal dog attacks happened here in North Carolina:
  • In Waxhaw, North Carolina, 5-year-old Makayla Woodard was mauled to death by two pit bulls while playing near her back yard in the Charlotte area. The girl’s great-grandmother was seriously injured while trying to save the little girl, who died. The owner of the dogs, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter, had been at the center of neighborhood complaints in the past, with many saying the dogs often got loose and acted aggressively.
  • In Bladen County, 9-day-old infant Addyson Camerino was killed by a group of family dogs at her grandfather’s home. According to reports, the baby was on a table in a car seat with at least three adults present in the home at the time of the attack. The baby was found on the floor in a pool of blood by her grandfather and pronounced dead at the hospital. Both the baby’s grandfather and her 18-year-old mother were charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a North Carolina dog attack? Speak with a Raleigh dog bite attorney today to learn about your rights and whether you should fight for compensation. Call Brent Adams & Associates today at 800.849.5931.
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