Houston Police Officer Attacked by Police Dog

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 16-Jan-2017

A police officer in Houston, Texas was attacked by a police dog after responding to a burglary call. The call came in around 1 am after a homeowner reported that items had been stolen from his property. The police department dispatched a police dog and handler. The handler found narcotics under the house, went to retrieve it after handing the dog leash to another officer. The dog then attacked the other officer and bit him in the calf. A witness reported that the officer was limping and it looked like he had been hurt. The department is reporting that the wound is severe and the officer will be hospitalized for several days.

Dog bites send thousands of people to emergency rooms each year with minor to severe injuries. This is case-in-point that any dog is susceptible to attacks. Even the calmest and laid back dogs can become agitated and nip or bite. This is why it is necessary to monitor all interactions between dogs and the ones who might have a harder time defending themselves: toddlers and elderly individuals. Medical costs associated with dog bites are extremely expensive with costs averaging around $18,200 for a hospital stay associated with dog bites. Not only is this expensive but stressful to the victim’s family because they could be responsible for those costs. However, if a dog that is not owned by you attacks you or someone you love, you may have grounds to pursue legal action against the owner of the dog. Contact a personal injury attorney immediately after an attack to discuss your legal options. An experienced attorney will answer any questions that you may have and determine if you have legal grounds to pursue compensation from the dog owner.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are passionate about helping victims of dog attacks. We know these injuries are not only painful but stressful as well. We work diligently on each case and strive to reach a maximum recovery for each client. If you have suffered a dog attack, please contact our downtown St. Louis office. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your legal needs and answer any questions and concerns you have. Contact us today for your no-obligation consultation and let us help you get the care and compensation you deserve.


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