When I was reading the news on the internet the other day, I came across a news article about a 2-month-old child who was attacked and bitten by a dog
in his South Carolina home. Tragically, the baby died as a result. The dog that mauled the child was recently adopted by the family.
As a personal injury lawyer, I often hear perspective clients tell me that their own dog attacked them. It is so important to properly match the dog with the owner and the home in which the dog will be placed. It is essential that the sellers, breeders and pet adoption agencies or organizations carefully match the dog with the owner or family adopting the dog. A thorough interview should be conducted to determine whether the potential owner or family is a suitable for the dog.
A bad match between the owner or family and the dog creates serious issues for the dog and individuals, including owners, coming into contact with the dog. Some breeds of dogs are great with children, while other breeds see children as prey or as a toy.
We don't know why the recently adopted dog attacked the child in this tragic case. It is very likely, however, that the dog was a bad match for the family.
If you sustained injuries from a dog bite or attack and want to learn more about potential parties responsible for your injuries, see Liability Beyond The Dog Owner: Other Parties May Be Responsible For Your Injuries From A Dog Bite/Attack (Part A)
, Part (B)
and Part (C)
. Please also see our legal article for more information about Pennsylvania and New Jersey dog bite law and steps in a serious injury dog bite lawsuit
**DISCLAIMER: This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case.
Category: Dog Bite Cases
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