On May 9, 2013, a 63 year-old female jogger was attacked and killed by a group of pit bulls. The attack occurred in Palmdale, California during the morning hours. The woman was jogging when four pit bulls attacked her. A witness called 911 and honked her horn to try to stop the dogs.
When the deputy arrived, he saw one dog still attacking the jogger. He tried to chase the dog away, but the dog attacked him. Consequently, the deputy fired his gun at the dog and the dog ran off into the desert. Unfortunately, the woman died while on the way to the hospital.
Police officials are still searching for the four tan pit bulls. Police officials served a search warrant on a home nearby that had several pit bulls. The officials took away the eight dogs. Officials are not sure whether or not the dogs had collars or owners. Residents of the town have expressed concern regarding stray dogs roaming around. This is not the first time someone has been attacked by a stray dog.
Dog Bite Attack and Injuries
A series of recent dog bite injuries and victims have us growing concerned about dog attacks. In another event, a woman’s nose was bit off by a stray dog. In California, a woman was mauled and killed by a random pit bull. Dog attacks have been occurring frequently and leave many innocent bystanders in harm’s way.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites each year. Unfortunately, half of these victims are children. Of the 800,000 that are injured, about 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department. Dog bite injuries can be extremely painful and serious requiring medical care. In some instances, they can lead to permanent facial disfigurement or scarring.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you were recently injured in a dog bite attack, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation from the dog owner for your dog bite injuries. Contact us today in order to seek legal retribution for your pain and suffering.