A 6-year-old Nebraska girl is recovering from a severe dog bite inflicted by her neighbor’s 15-month-old Rottweiler. As a result of the dog attack, the Nebraska Humane Society issued a misdemeanor citation to Robert Mattox, the neighbor and owner of the Rottweiler, for having a dangerous dog, but did not seize the dog. According to …
A 6-year-old Nebraska girl is recovering from a severe dog bite inflicted by her neighbor’s 15-month-old Rottweiler. As a result of the dog attack, the Nebraska Humane Society issued a misdemeanor citation to Robert Mattox, the neighbor and owner of the Rottweiler, for having a dangerous dog, but did not seize the dog. According to the victim’s mother, the 6-year-old victim is recovering at home from her injuries, the severity of which the Humane Society said could not be ignored. If you have suffered injuries in a serious dog bite accident in Oklahoma, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. You may grounds to file a liability lawsuit against the owner of the dangerous dog, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
Consequences of Dog Bite Accidents
The dog bite accident occurred earlier this month, when the young girl reached over the backyard fence to pet the neighbor’s dog. According to the Human Society’s vice president, Mark Langan, the dog bit the girl on the arm and its jaw had to pried open following the bite, at which point the dog grabbed at the child’s coat. The dog owner claimed that the Rottweiler had never been aggressive before, and that the neighbors often played with the dog. However, the attack may jeopardize Robert Mattox’s homeowner’s insurance, and the city of La Vista, where the accident occurred, could also take action against Mattox and his dog under a dangerous ordinance. The misdemeanor citation resulting from the dog bite accident carries a $500 fine and a six-month jail sentence for Mattox.
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In Oklahoma, liability is a key factor in pursuing financial compensation for dog bite injuries. Under Oklahoma dog bite laws, “strict liability” applies to cases in which a dangerous dog inflicts harm on another person, which means there is no need for the victim to prove fault in order to file an injury claim and pursue reimbursement for the resulting injuries. As a dog bite victim, you are only required to provide evidence of the following when filing a claim: the defendant is the owner of the dog, the dog actually bit you, you were in a place you had a lawful right to be when the attack occurred, and the dog attacked without being provoked. If you or your child has been injured in a dog bite accident in Oklahoma, consult our experienced lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center for legal guidance as soon as possible.