Harry Stump, Attorney At Law

1380 Old Freeport Road
Suite 3B
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Phone: 412-281-5325
Email: hs@hstumpesq.com
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April 2019

The National Safety Council has designated May as the month to observe motorcycle safety.  There are many causes of motorcycle accidents.  One cause that stands out is that most of the vehicles on the road way are not motorcycles.  That means that the driver of a car, van or truck is not thinking of motorcycles and may not see them.  In other words, that driver is looking for larger motor vehicles with two headlights not a motorcycle. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation states that when motorcycles and other vehicles collide, it is usually the non-motorcycle driver who violates the motorcyclists right-of-way.  The

Dogs of any breed might bite, but some breeds account for a much larger percentage of dog bites than others. The Allegheny County Department of Health tracks reported dog bites.  Dog bites that occurred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are included in these county statistics.  . In 2017, the Allegheny County Health Department received reports of 1,330 dog bites. Dog bites occurred from the following dog breeds:  Mixed Breed (184 bites or 24%), Pit Bull (160 bites or 21.1%), German Shepherd (60 bites or 7.9%), Labrador Retriever (30 bites or 4%), Boxer (23 bites or 3%), Rottweiler (22 bites or 2.9%), Mastiff (20 bites or

April has two Dog Bite Prevention weeks.  National Dog Bite Prevention Week was April 7-13, 2019.  This is followed by the U.S. Postal Service Dog Bite Prevention Week April 14-20, 2019. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), estimates that  350,000 people received medical treatment for dog bites in the United States in 2017.  Approximately 10,600 of these were children two years old or younger. The American Medical Association (AMA) states that dog bites are the second leading cause of childhood injury. According to the U.S. Postal Service, 5,714 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2018.  The Postal Service