The American Humane Association’s research shows that every year, over 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten or attacked by dogs. Approximately 800,000 of these victims require medical care, and between 10 and 20 individuals die from their injuries. Young children are especially vulnerable to dog bites and attacks, and constitute one-half of those persons attacked annually. In fact, 50 percent of dog attacks involve children under 12 years old. As a result of these statistics, many communities have enacted breed specific legislation, which means that certain breeds are banned from these cities or towns. If you have been a victim of a dog bite or attack, calling a Boston dog bite attorney is a necessary step to take.
Caroline Rahtz, a former Ohio University student, rented a room from John and Sylvia Gleason on North Shafer Street in Dayton, Ohio. Rahtz shared the house with Gleason’s daughter, Mary Gleason. Mary Gleason owned a mixed-breed dog named Felix.
According to the Athens Messenger, in 2014, Gleason’s dog attacked Rahtz and bit her on the face. Rahtz and the dog were alone in the room together when the attack allegedly occurred. Rahtz reportedly suffered deep wounds, lacerations, bruises, cuts, contusions, deformities and other injuries to her face and head. Rahtz has filed a lawsuit against John Gleason, Sylvia Gleason, Mary Gleason and Cincinnati Insurance Companies seeking in excess of $25,000 for compensatory damages and over $25,000 in punitive damages. The lawsuit states that the Gleasons negligently failed to properly train the dog, negligently failed to properly supervise a dog they allegedly knew was vicious, and that their manner in training and supervising the dog violated the law.
You need to choose an experienced Boston, MA dog bite lawyer when you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite incident. Call our Massachusetts dog bite attorney experts today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com.