Dogs are territorial creatures, and owners are responsible for taking precautions to protect the safety of the visitors whom the dog might see as a threat. Regardless of the precautions taken, which may include chaining the dog to a fence post, the owners of a potentially dangerous dog must make sure that neighbors and passers-by are not in danger of being bitten. Unfortunately, owners can be negligent in this duty, which can lead to serious injuries. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert dog bite attorney at 617-787-3700.
In a particularly gruesome example of an owner’s failure to properly quarantine their dog, a 12 year-old girl residing in Sanford, North Carolina was bitten nearly 50 times by her neighbors’ dog, according to reports. The dog attack occurred after the 7th grader got off the bus returning from school. The girl’s mother, Lateta Verbal, claims that the dog in question is normally chained up, but that the neighbors failed to take that precaution in this instance.
As a result, the child was viciously attacked. Verbal came out of the house to see a crowd of people assisting her daughter, who was badly injured in the dog attack. She was taken to the hospital, but recently released, and is now recovering in her home. The dog has since been taken into quarantine pending the outcome of an investigation that could lead to criminal charges for the owners.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a dog bite, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert dog bite attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!