A 9-year-old boy died from his injuries after a vicious dog attack. According to investigators in Yuba County, California, the boy was staying with his 24-year-old sister and left alone in her trailer while she was at work. When the woman returned home from work, she discovered her brother had been attacked by her three pit bulls. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The boy’s mother had recently died and he was in the California foster child system. He had weekend visitation with his sister, who was in the process of attempting to adopt him. The dog attack happened on Sunday, January 3rd near Sacramento and local authorities are investigating the incident. Animal Care Services confiscated the animals.
Individuals that suffer dog attacks will experience physical and emotional damages. When a dog bites a person, the event can be very traumatic and often the emotional scars are deeper than the physical wounds. However, thousands of dog bite victims are treated in emergency rooms every year, and a large portion of those victims are children. Premises liability laws require that all dog owners maintain their pets to ensure a bite does not occur. Properly restraining the animal and registering them with the city or county are necessary for pet owners. If you or a loved one has suffered damages due to a dog attack, it is crucial for you to contact a St. Louis premises liability attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases, including dog attacks. Our attorneys will support you with compassion during the traumatic event of a dog bite. We will investigate the accident to determine the identity of the dog and its owner, hold them responsible, and recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If a dog attack has happened to you or a loved one, contact us today.