California Man Viciously Attacked by Multiple Pit Bulls

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 14-Jan-2017

A 57-year-old man was attacked by three pit bull dogs in Covelo, California while he was on his evening walk. The man incurred serious wounds to his face and limbs and was air-lifted to a hospital where he’s expected to undergo extensive rehabilitation. The police department said that dog owner reported that he left the yard gate open while he was out of the house and when he got back he saw the victim was lying on the ground with the three dogs around him. The owner is cooperating with authorities however the Sheriff’s Animal Control has had contact with him from a previous dog bite issue; however, it did not involve the same dogs.

The CDC estimates that there are more than 4.7 million dog bites in the United States each year. Many of these victims end up in the emergency room with severe injuries. The average cost is $18,200 for a dog-bite related hospital stay. This is alarming for unsuspecting victims who are bit by dogs. Victims who are severely injured may not only receive emergency medical care but need reconstructive surgery, physical and mental therapy, and possible home modifications for life-altering injuries. How will you or a loved one pay for large medical bills due to dog bites? An attorney can discuss your injuries and determine if the owner of the dog is liable for your injuries.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are seasoned with dog bite cases. We understand that dog bites aren’t only painful, but they are stressful as well. We communicate with our clients directly and throughout the entire legal process to alleviate any stress. If a dog bite or attack has occurred, contact our St. Louis office for a consultation. We provide free initial consultations to help determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action.


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