Houston Police Officer Attacked by Police Dog
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
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.