Dog Attacks Can Occur at Unexpected Times and Unexpected Places

February 10, 2012

Dog Bites

Ohio dog bites from Pit BullsThere are owners who swear by the gentleness of their pit bull pets. Regardless of how one feels about the breed, however, an inordinate percentage of dog bite attacks occur with these strong animals. Yet another incident that occurred this week stands as an illustration of this point.

Glendale,Arizona police responded to a call about a pit bull attack at an apartment complex. The caller explained that the owner was fighting the dog off and hitting it with chains, but the pit bull was still unrelenting.

Officers quickly arrived to see the 27-year-old victim still being attacked and bitten. One officer attempted to pull the pit bull away, to which the dog turned to attack him. The officer pulled out his service revolver, shooting and killing the dog. He later explained that he believed his own life was in danger at that point.

The victim was taken to a local medical center, where she remains in serious condition with bites that extend from the back of her neck all down her spine. As evidenced from the bite wounds, the woman had been brought to the ground by the pit bull. With the vice-like jaws of the dog, the woman could easily have received a fatal bite in the neck. Fortunately, she is expected to survive.

The officer who shot the dog was not hurt. However, the dog’s owner received bite wounds on his own leg. The victim apparently had been watching the dog for her friend.

Dog bite attacks are a serious matter, especially because they so often occur in familiar areas such as our neighborhoods or, as in this case, at the homes of friends – places where we should feel relatively safe.

If you are the victim of a dog bite attack in Ohio, you deserve compensation for your bodily injuries. The dedicated Ohio dog bite lawyers at the law firm of Slater & Zurz LLP can help. Call today for a FREE consultation by calling 1-800-297-9191 or send a Blog Message to schedule a time to talk.

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One Comment on “Dog Attacks Can Occur at Unexpected Times and Unexpected Places”

  1. Travis Says:

    Excellent article, thanks.

    Reply

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