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Virginia Police Officer Bitten by Dog

Virginia Police Officer Bitten by Dog

A Newport News, Virginia police officer was bitten by a pit bull/ German sheppard mix while responding to a domestic incident. The officer reported that when they arrived to the scene a dog ran out in an aggressive manner and was showing its teeth. The dog then bit the officer on his hand and went to bite again. However, the officer fired at the dog, grazed it and ran in the other direction. The dog was recovered and taken to a veterinarian clinic where it was treated. Police are still investigating this incident.

It is estimated that there are over 78 million dogs in the United States and approximately 4.5 million dog bites each year. Dog bites not only happen from dogs unknown to the victim but can happen to owners as well. It is always important to talk to your loved ones regarding animal safety and what to do if they are approached by an agitated dog. Dog bites can range from small flesh wounds to severe injuries that require immediate medical attention. Sadly, many dog bites not only cause the victim pain but large medical bills as well. If you are attacked by a dog and receive injuries, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your options. An attorney will be able to determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action for your injuries.

The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC specialize in personal injury law. We understand how stressful dog related injuries can be and work closely with our clients to make them feel comfortable during the legal process. We investigate every aspect of any dog related incident and fight for fair compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog related incident, contact our St. Louis office today for a free no-obligation consultation.


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