Dogs are known to be man’s best friend. However, when they are not properly trained, big dogs can be a menace. Due to their animalistic instincts, a mistreated dog can cause severe injuries, especially to the elderly or young members of our communities. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a dog bite you can receive compensation for your injuries. Medical treatment is an expense you should not have to incur on top of the ordeal of a dog bite. Many states hold dog owners strictly accountable, if their pet attacks and causes injury, including Massachusetts. If you would like to learn more about your rights, contact our Boston dog bite lawyer experts 24/7 at 617-787-3700.
Two pit bulls severely injured a 62 year-old man in New York. The elderly man, Francesco Bove, was in such a life-threatening condition after the dog attack that a priest read him his last rites outside a local church. Franceso reportedly said to the priest: “I think I’m going to die.” The whole attack was captured on film by a Bronx tenant. The dogs were clenching Bove’s arms and shaking him violently while dragging him on the floor. Several people attempted to rescue the elderly man by swinging chains and spraying the dogs with water. Nonetheless, they kept attacking the 62 year-old man. Bove’s son, Anthony, said: “I got to the hospital and he was in pieces.” When Anthony got to the hospital, his father had holes in his arms, and suffered from severe ear injuries to both sides and lacerations all over. The incident began when Bove was talking to the owner of the dogs, Cynthia Oliver, 55. Cynthia had dropped the leash and the dogs began biting the man right after that. Allegedly, the owner and Bove were simply talking; there was no altercation or disagreement between them. Fortunately, Bove is now well and in stable condition. He underwent surgery and will hopefully go back to his home soon. The pit bulls have been taken to a facility for animal control and are likely going to be put down.
If you or a family member has been injured because of a dog bite, you can be rewarded personal injury damages. To learn about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation, please contact our Massachusetts dog bite attorneys at 617-787-3700. You can also reach our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our legal professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you protect your legal rights and remedies.