Texas authorities responded to the third dog bite accident to occur in Montgomery County in less than a week on January 23, after a mixed-breed dog bit two people, including its owner. According to the accident report, the dog apparently bit a woman at a home in the 400 block of Springwood Drive, and she …
Texas authorities responded to the third dog bite accident to occur in Montgomery County in less than a week on January 23, after a mixed-breed dog bit two people, including its owner. According to the accident report, the dog apparently bit a woman at a home in the 400 block of Springwood Drive, and she was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. The dog’s owner was then bitten on the hand as he brought the dog into his home following the attack, but the owner refused treatment by paramedics. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dangerous dog in Oklahoma, contact our reputable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center as soon as possible. Our lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of dog bite victims, and can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and medical expenses.
Injuries and Fatalities Resulting from Dog Attacks
Deputies who responded to the attack discovered that the same dog had bitten another resident in the owner’s home on January 16, and that person had been taken to a local hospital by ambulance. This latest dog bite accident comes on the heels of two previous vicious attacks in Montgomery County, Texas. Four-year-old Christian Gormanous was killed by a pit bull on January 19, when he climbed a fence into the neighbor’s back yard where the dog was chained. His 9-year-old sister pulled the boy away from the dog as he was being attacked, and he was flown to a Houston-area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Then, on January 22, a local Montgomery County woman was outside playing with her 18-month-old son when a pit bull broke free from his chain and attacked the baby. As she tried to protect her son, the boy’s mother also suffered bite wounds, but both victims are now in good condition.
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The recent dog bite accidents in Montgomery County shed light on the devastating harm that dangerous dogs can inflict in an attack, particularly when a young child is involved. Unfortunately, children are involved in the majority of dog bite accidents in the United States, a percentage the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates to be around 60%. Even more alarming, the CDC notes that approximately 60% of all dog attacks occur in the dog owner’s home, and roughly 77% of victims are close friends or family members of the owner, not strangers. If you have suffered injuries in a dog bite accident in Oklahoma, or if your lost a loved one in a vicious dog attack, consult our skilled lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center for legal help. Our law firm is located in Oklahoma City, and our attorneys can help you seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.