A dog attack can be an extremely dangerous and traumatic experience. The victim will not only have to deal with the injuries sustained, but also live with a possible paralyzing fear of canines. While most will agree on feeling a strong bond and love for these house pets, the residents and officials of Killeen have quickly developed an urgent concern due to the recent burst of dog attacks in the Texas city.
A Growing Problem
In the last year, Bell County has been witness to 500 reported animal bites, sixty of those coming from Killeen alone. The most recent of these incidents occurred April 14th when three pit bulls attacked a 12-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and the 26-year-old woman who was desperately trying to help the children. While none of the victims sustained serious injury, the incident was urgent enough to prompt city officials to warn people to stay away from stray dogs and contact animal control immediately.
Less than two months ago, a 2-year old boy and an 8-year-old girl were attacked when their group of friends was walking home from a neighborhood playground. A dog escaped its home and attacked the girl and, while an 18-year-old boy rescued her, the dog turned its attack on the boy and dragged him away. Both children were taken to a hospital where the younger boy died due to the severe injuries. After the incident, area attorneys told the public they will be held responsible for their escaped dog’s attacks. Had this dog been restrained, the injuries and death could have been avoided. Don’t let your loved ones fall victim to the same fate and prepare yourself in case a dog attack appears in your life.
A dog owner can be held liable for an escaped-pet’s actions. If you or someone you love has ever been a victim of the pain and stress caused by an escaped-dog attack, you must fight back. You don’t have to deal with the hospital bills, anguish and lost wages that can come as a result of a dog attack. Our personal injury attorney will do everything necessary to make sure you have the legal tools needed to obtain the compensation you deserve. Our caring staff understands the urgency of such an incident and will work diligently to create a professional legal plan for you.
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Don’t fight for justice on your own. Our highly-trained attorney in McAllen is determined to fight for you and bring you the justice you and your family need. If you have suffered from a dog attack resulting from owner negligence, contact us and begin the journey back to normality.