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Child suffers dog bite injuries from unknown breed of dog

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2018 | Dog Bite Injuries, Firm News

In Georgia, people are responsible for their dogs. When a dog is allowed out without a leash, is not properly vaccinated and bites someone, it can cause serious injuries. This is especially dangerous when there is the possibility that the dog is rabid or has other issues that can severely harm the victim, even if the bite itself is not serious. When this happens, the person who was injured and the family must remember what they might face in the future with medical expenses and long-term damage. A legal filing is often the only way to attempt to recover adequate compensation after dog bite injuries.

According to reports, a child was bitten on a recent morning by an unleashed dog and suffered injuries. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. The 14-year-old girl had brought her brother to the school bus when a black dog wearing a collar approached. According to her, the dog seemed calm when it sniffed her. It suddenly snapped. Another person chased the dog away with a mop and hit it to get it off the girl. It ran away.

A deputy discovered the dog and needed to use pepper spray to stop it from going after another dog. The animal was captured. It is not known what type of dog it is, as it had some features of a wolf. The owners of these types of hybrids must have a permit. The owner of the dog was found and cooperated. He is set to be charged for several violations. The dog was eventually euthanized. The girl suffered injuries to her legs and arms that were said to be serious and was hospitalized.

Dogs can be excellent pets if they are treated well and properly trained. However, there is still a danger with an animal and in some unfortunate cases for the animal and people who encounter it, there are incidents in which people are bitten. Given the possibility for severe injuries and permanent damage, physically and emotionally, after being bitten by a dog, it is important for those who suffered dog bite injuries to understand their rights to compensation.