Category Archives: Dog Bite

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Dog Bites

4.5 million people are bitten by dogs annually in the U.S. – most between the tender ages of 5-9. Surprising for many, more than half of these bites happen with known animals, with tragic consequences for all involved. The St. … Continue reading

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Young Girl Seriously Mauled by St. Louis Dogs

In April, an Audrain County girl less than two-years-old was attacked and seriously injured by a family member’s dog. Are you assuming you’re children are safe around ‘known’ animals? The St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want … Continue reading

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North St. Louis Man Dies of Dog Bites from His Own Pets

Many overlook their own pets as potential sources of danger. In recent news, St. Louis County Police have been investigating the death of a North St. Louis County man, found dead in his home. At some point the victim was … Continue reading

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Dog Bites Can Impact Lives

While most dogs aren’t dangerous and avoid biting humans, recent data points to dog bite rates doubling in the past 15 years. Currently, the rate of dog bite incidents in the United States is approximately 4.5 million annually. According to … Continue reading

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Dog Bites Five Children During School Recess

Several YES Prep students were bitten by an area stray dog during recess in a recent attack at the southeast campus. A longstanding problem in the area according to occupants in neighboring homes. Your St. Louis dog bite attorneys at … Continue reading

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Dog Bite Claims Increase, with Children the Most Frequent Victims

According to insurance giant State Farm and data from the Insurance Information Institute, dog bite claims are rapidly rising, climbing 18% in 2016 to reach over $121 million in claims. Children account for more than half of dog bite victims, … Continue reading

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Dog Attack Seriously Injures Two-Year-Old Girl

Dog attacks can happen anywhere, and a dog doesn’t necessarily have to be vicious in order to strike. A recent attack occurred within a family, by the family dog, and it involved a young, two-year-old girl and her mother. The … Continue reading

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Dog Bites are Increasing in St. Louis for Mail Carriers

It seems like an old cliche; the dog biting the mailman. However, it’s actually anything but. The number of dog bites for United States postal employees has been increasing over the last several years. According to an article on the … Continue reading

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Dog at Animal Shelter Bites Man in the Face

When you’re interested in adopting a pet, you’re always encouraged to visit an animal shelter and find a dog or a cat to rescue. Many people find their new best friends this way, and there’s no doubt that the work … Continue reading

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Dog Bites Twins at a Daycare

As a parent, when you have to put your kids in a daycare facility so you can go to work, you’re always careful to choose a good provider that you can trust. You don’t expect anything bad to happen while … Continue reading

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