A baby was a victim of a dog bite last month. An 18-month-old baby was bitten by a dog in Saugus, Massachusetts. Police report that the baby was bitten by a dog in the Saugus Town Hall around 4 p.m. on Feb 9, 2016. It is reported that the dog belongs to a community official. The child was treated at Boston Children’s Hospital after the incident. The dog has been quarantined for 10 days, a common procedure. Dogs are prohibited from being in the Saugus town hall building, where the biting took place. The dog was reported to be on a leash during the biting and also to be vaccinated. This incident remains under an investigation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report each year that millions of dog bites occur. The CDC also reports that each year over 850,000 victims receives medical attention for dog bites. Many dog bites are the result of negligence by their owner. Dog bites can leave victims with life-long scars and emotional trauma. If a dog is without vaccinations, it can cause severe complications for the victim.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Meyerkord & Kurth, who understands the Missouri dog bite liability laws. Our attorneys know how to negotiate with insurance companies to obtain the best settlement possible for you. We take pride in fighting for the rights of accident victims and their families, and want to provide you with compassionate support in your claim for damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.