Pet Store Groomer Viciously Attacked by Dog
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A pet groomer at a popular pet supply store was
attacked by a pit bull mix in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The victim said that the
dog was wearing a muzzle when it was brought in and she alerted the owner
that it could not be wearing it in the dog grooming area. She said the
owner said that the dog had previously attacked another dog but was “sweet
as can be,” however the owner did not disclose that the dog had
also attacked a person. The pet store will not groom dogs that have a
previous record of biting people. Authorities reported that the victim
said she was moving the dog when it attacked her arm and she received
multiple flesh wounds to her torso, hand and wrist, and probable broken
bones with a possible dislocated shoulder. The victim was transported
to a local hospital and then flown to Boston for further care.
Emergency rooms across the country see more than 350,000 dog bite victims
a year and total more than $1 billion for these injuries. This is an alarming
statistic for those who own dogs or even in the same area as a dog. The
victim of the pet store attack may have grounds to pursue charges on the
owner of the dog for not disclosing information about a previous attack
on a person. As a pet owner, it is their responsibility to report any
information regarding their animal when taking it to receive any type
of services. However, if you or a loved one is a victim of a dog attack
it is important to contact a reputable personal injury attorney. An attorney
can be instrumental in securing financial assistance for any medical bills
you may incur due to your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are based
in St. Louis and have helped countless injury victims. We are a close-knit
office that provides excellent communication to our clients to help alleviate
any stress so they can focus on their recovery. We work diligently to
get our clients the care and compensation they deserve.
Contact our downtown office today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation
to discuss your injuries.