Woman Viciously Attacked by Pit Bull Dog
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A South Carolina woman was seriously injured when her
dog attacked her. She was visiting relatives in Florida and was staying at an apartment
when one of her three pit bull mix dogs attacked and could not be pulled
off of her. Authorities reported that an officer responded to the 911
call and tried using a baton and pepper spray but could not get the dog
to stop. The officer shot the dog, and the victim was rushed to a local
hospital for severe injuries to her arms. She had to undergo surgery and
is in critical condition. At this time authorities have no leads to why
the dog attacked. All three dogs were held in the apartment until they
could be removed from the property. The attack dog later died of its injuries,
and the other two are being held at a local animal care facility while
the victim recovers.
The CDC reports that there are over 4.7 million dog bits in the US every
year. These can range from harmless bites to a full on attack. Pit bull
breeds are responsible for 59% of dog attacks with rottweilers coming
in second with 14%. It was reported that an average cost of a dog –related
hospital stay was approximately 50 percent higher than an average injury-related
stay in the hospital. What’s alarming is the victim is already looking
at hefty medical bills for their hospital stay. This doesn’t account
for any other follow up appointments, physical therapy or any other appointments
or costs associated with the dog bite injury. An attorney can determine
if the dog owner is liable and responsible for your bites and if so, pursue
compensation for your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC have over
a century worth of experience in personal injury cases. Dog bites are
serious and can result in severe injuries, stress and can be life altering.
We work diligently to help our clients recover compensation for their
injuries as well as reimbursement for lost wages, specialized appointments
and mental and physical stress.
Contact us if you have been involved in dog related incident. We offer a free initial
consultation to discuss your legal needs.