For most of us, we think that dogs are our protectors – cute buddies – our family members. We do not think that our dog will attack us or cause us harm. For the most part, this is true. However, there have been a few reported incidents of dogs attacking their owners, neighbors, and children. Two weeks ago, a dog attacked a little girl in St. George, Utah. This attack left the girl with a substantial part of her nose missing.
The Developing Dog Bite Story
According to KUTV, on March 10, 2018 a 7-year-old girl was playing in in her friend's backyard when the neighbor's dog approached them. Dogs usually nip at people's hands, legs and faces to show affection. The little girl thought that the dog was just showing affection when the dog attacked her and bit her nose off. The little girl was rushed to the area hospital for emergency surgery. However, she was taken to a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah for the reconstruction of her nose.
Reports say that the dog is not registered by its owner or vaccinated. The dog's owner is now facing charges related to the attack.
What Can You Do if This Happens to you?
If or when you are attacked by someone's dog, you need to hold the owner or the keeper of the dog responsible. There will be a variation of how severe the dog bite is. The bites can range from scratch to a bone crushed. Here at George Tait Law we handle dog bite cases and know how to carry those cases forward. First, we have to prove that the dog belongs to someone or someone was keeping the dog. After the owner is found, we have to prove that that specific dog caused the injuries that you sustained. We have experts assess the physical and psychological damages that the dog bite caused. There are many factors that go into cases like these! Call us for the assistance that you need!