On September 27, a dog attacked a toddler causing a chaotic scene resulting in the arrest of the boys father. The incident happened in Detroit, Michigan when a 2-year-old boy walked into a neighbors garage. Inside the garage, a dog was chained up, and it attacked the child. The child sustained bite injuries to the hand, face, and stomach and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The owner of the residence was keeping the dog for a friend, and the dog’s owner is upset that the dog was confiscated. The owner, Karar Alabooduy, is blaming the child’s parents for allowing him to wander into the garage unsupervised. Police were actually at the location during the attack investigating an incident from the previous day where the dog had attacked a puppy. Witnesses claim the father of the child got into a verbal altercation with police at the scene and was arrested. The police are investigating the dog attacks.
Dog attacks are responsible for thousands of injuries every day, a large number of those injuries are to children. In the event of a dog attack, it is important to seek medical attention if required. Once you have been treated, it is imperative to determine the identity of the dog and the dog’s owner. The owner of a dog is responsible for containing them to prevent any injuries to others. An individual who has suffered a dog bite will likely experience emotional and physical damages, and they may have grounds to file a premises liability case.
The experienced St. Louis dog bite attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will provide you with education regarding dog bite liability laws. Our attorneys will investigate the incident, gather all evidence, and execute a strategy to successfully recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, contact us today for a free consultation.