Personal injuries do not result solely from slip-and-fall situations. The negligent behavior of another is more than sufficient to put one in a situation where he or she is subject to a higher risk of injury than had the negligent person acted reasonably. Dog owners, for example, have a duty to ensure that their pets do not seriously harm others. Failure to do so could land pet owners in the midst of a lawsuit, as well as cause personal injury to innocent parties. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert dog bite injury lawyer at 617-787-3700.
In a particularly gruesome example of why people must be very conscientious around dogs, a four year-old Utah boy had his hand bitten off as a result of a dog bite attack in his back yard. According to reports, the boy was playing in his yard, which was separated from his neighbor’s yard by a six foot tall fence. The neighbor’s dogs were in the adjacent yard, so the boy decided to put a sock over his hand and stick it through a hole in the fence. At this point, one of the neighbor’s dogs bit the boy’s hand, and severed it completely.
Medical care was immediately called and the boy was airlifted to a hospital 30 miles away. Doctors’ attempts to reattach the hand were unfortunately unsuccessful, and parts of the child’s forearm had to be amputated as well. He is expected to remain in the hospital for several days, while the dog has been quarantined by authorities. At the moment, there is no legal action being pursued by the child’s parents.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the 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 Boston 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!