An 8 year old Tennessee girl was seriously injured by a pit bull when she attempted to break up a fight between her dog and the pit bull. When she tried to break up the dog fight, she suffered multiple dog bite injuries, severe enough that she had to be taken to the hospital from the scene by helicopter. She has since undergone over 40 hours of surgery.One of the most dangerous things to do is try to break up two dogs that are fighting, even for adults, but this is especially true for children, especially when dogs as powerful as a pit bull is involved in the fight. Children should be taught to never get in the middle of dogs that are fighting and to get an adult.The medical bills that this child’s family has incurred is likely to be astronomical, and they should give serious thought to pursuing a dog bite suit against the owners of the pit bull, especially since the pit bull was apparently loose and unattended. However, as an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer, I would expect that this child will be looking at an uphill fight initially as the insurance company for the dog owners try to deny liability claiming that she was responsible for her own injuries by getting in the middle of the fighting dogs. There are a number of ways to defeat this argument, but it will take skilled legal assistance to make sure that this girl is properly compensated for her injuries.