Recently, there have been a lot of news reports of dog attacks by family dogs. Last month, a baby was attacked by her grandmother's pit bull in North Carolina. In August, a nine year old girl was attacked by a pit bull in her babysitter's home in Philadelphia.
Most recently, a family in Rhode Island was bitten by their new dog. Three members of the family were bitten by the pit bull mix. The family got the dog from a friend a couple of days before the attack. The new dog did not mix well with the other dogs already in the house, and the dogs began fighting. Family members tried to break up the fight and were all attacked in the process. All three were rushed to the hospital to treat serious injuries.
As a dog bite injury lawyer, my colleagues and I often see similar situations where the victim is bitten by a family dog. When a new dog is brought into a family, it is crucial that the dog is a good fit for the family. The family needs to make sure of the following:
If you or a loved one was attacked and bitten by a relative's dog, you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for the injuries. Talk to an experienced dog bite injury lawyer in PA or NJ about your potential case.
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