While dog bites can leave physical scars, they often do much more than that. Many victims suffer from emotional trauma related to the attack as well. Unlike other types of accidents, such as a car accident, being attacked by a dog can be more emotional because of the nature of the animal attack. Our team of expert dog bite attorneys here at the Law Office of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have recovered millions of dollars in money damages in personal injury cases for our clients. We are committed to helping our Commonwealth clients achieve justice and have been doing so for the past three decades.
A 2 year-old girl is in the hospital after Colonial Heights, Virginia Police say she was bitten by a dog at a local PetSmart. Police describe the dog as a 6 month-old pit bull mix, and the incident happened while the dog was in a training class. The owner was outside of the ring, and an employee was inside the ring with the dog, when at some point the door was left open enough for the dog to escape. The dog began running around the store, and, according to police, jumped onto a woman who was holding the little girl.
The dog didn’t bite the woman. But when she pushed it back, the dog then lunged and bit the child’s leg. An officer happened to be at the store for an unrelated investigation and was able to call EMS right away. Animal control is now investigating, but it appears to be an accident and the dog may have been overstimulated. It will be up to a judge to decide if the dog must be surrendered or euthanized. But because this was reportedly an accident, police say they do not believe the situation will get to that point.
If you, a loved one, or a friend have been injured from being bitten by a dog, it is important for you to contact a Boston dog bite personal injury lawyer who has decades of experience representing clients suffering from dog attacks. An injury attorney can be reached here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm 24/7 by phone at 617-787- 3700 or by email at email@example.com for a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!