A dog attack was caught on video last week. A man was attacked by a dog in Wellston, Ohio on April 28. The video shows the man frantically climbing a car to get away from the dog. The dog came running from across the street and attacked the man, leaving him with several injuries. The man was treated at the hospital for injuries to his foot and arm. The man stated the emotional trauma has caused him trouble sleeping. It is unknown if the owner of the dog has been contacted.
If you or your child have been bitten by a dog, it is in your best interest to get medical attention immediately, find out the dog's identity and the identity of its owner and the owner’s residence. It is very important to take photos of your bite injuries, including any damage to your clothing, and if possible photos of the dog and the location of the attack. You should get the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the attack. Most dog attacks will be filed as an injury claim against the dog owner’s insurance policy. Insurance companies will try to settle cases quickly and for the lowest amount possible. It is so important that you do not, under any circumstances, give a statement to the insurance company or sign any documents.
If you have been a victim of a dog attack, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. We are St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys and we understand the Missouri dog bite liability laws. We will work hard for the maximum compensation you are entitled. Call our downtown St. Louis law firm office today for a free consultation.