Police arrested an Ohio man after his dog bit a police officer in the groin when responding to a domestic violence call. The dog began barking after two officers knocked on the door. They asked the man who answered to put the dog away when he held the screen door open, and the dog lunged out and bit one officer in the groin. The officer pulled his gun and shot six times at the dog that ran to the back yard where it passed away. The officer denied medical attention after suffering a small bite wound. The resident was arrested and charged with felonious assault and control of dogs. This is not the first time that the dog has charged at an officer.
Dog bites send hundreds of people to the emergency room each year. Bites can range from minor to severe and can cause life altering injuries. It is wise to pay attention to any dog that may enter your yard, but it’s also important to monitor your own pets. Any dog can bite, and it’s important to keep an eye on younger children and elderly individuals. Most times they aren’t able to fend off an attacking dog, and they can get serious injuries from bites. If a dog has attacked or bitten you, contact a lawyer. An experienced attorney can investigate your claim, determine if the dog owner is negligent and pursue legal action.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are dedicated to those who have been injured by dog bites. We interact directly with our clients throughout the entire legal process, alleviating any stress and answering any questions or concerns. We provide free no-obligation consultations at our downtown St. Louis office. Call us today to set up your appointment and let us help you get the care and compensation you deserve.