Dog bite incidents are oftentimes tragic, especially if they involve children.
According to a series of news reports, a teen who was the target in a dog bite incident is now being awarded $1.4 million.
The teen was involved in the incident that happened in November 2013. At the time, the teen had visited a friend with a Labrador retriever. The dog attacked the teen while in its owner’s home, causing the teen boy to suffer major injuries to his face, chin, eye, lip, neck, shoulder, and chest. Due to the injuries, he required 10 surgeries to work on some of the issues, but according to the teen’s lawyer, he might require at least two more in the future.
During the trial, the teen’s mother spoke about the pain and suffering her child had gone through, while also explaining that, because of the scars the teen will have to carry for the rest of his life, he will always have to recount the tragic tale.
The dog involved in the attack was later euthanized, but according to the dog’s owners, the Labrador retriever had never attacked anyone until the tragic 2013 incident.
Whether your dog is friendly or not may not make a difference if the dog is stressed or irritated. Learning to keep an eye out for signs that the dog may be ready to attack may help you to avoid similar incidents. And even if is visitor is familiar with the dog, remind them to be respectful. Never allow a visitor or someone who’s not acquainted with your dog to pet him on the head. Teach them to let the dog sniff their hands beforehand and pet them where they can see them.
If you’re the victim of a dog attack in the Seattle, Washington and the medical bills are piling up, do not let this injustice continue. Contact us to have your case evaluated.
All too often, people are afraid of contacting professionals to help them with their case, but if they are spending money on medical bills while losing wages, reaching out to an attorney can help.
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