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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Pit Bull Attack Leaves Piece of Tooth in Girl's Chin
WLKY reports A 10-year-old girl is recovering at Kosair Children's Hospital after Metro Animal Services said she was attacked by a pit bull. The owner of the dog is charged with possession of a potentially dangerous animal, but it's the 8-month-old dog, Playa, who is behind bars.
The little girl's mother, Christina was quoted, saying, "She has stitches all up her face. She has bite marks all up her arms and everything...They said there was a little white speck, which is probably a piece of tooth or something, but it didn't hit no arteries and she won't need surgery,”
According to the report, the girl was playing with the children next door who had just recently moved in. As they played, the new neighbor's pit bull puppy, which was chained on the front porch, started to get agitated. The neighbors took the dog inside, but as the children continued to play, the family said the dog broke through the front door of the house and attacked the girl, first grabbing her face and pulling her to the ground, then grabbing her arm and dragging her further.
Personally, I think dog bite cases provide some of the most terrifying circumstances of personal injury cases. It's scary to think that your child could go next door to play with neighbor children, and in the blink of an eye, have permanent scarring.
Dog bite cases are very unfortunate cases. Especially when the victim is so young, and especially if the attack leaves permanent disfigurement or scarring. Often, the owners of these dogs know or should know that their dogs have vicious tendencies. In such a case, it is extremely important to have a Louisville dog bite lawyer who has experience with these type of cases.
If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog, call 502.618.4949 for a free consultation with a Louisville dog bite injury lawyer, today. You may be entitled to compensation for damages caused by the dog bite. Speak to a lawyer who will fight for your rights. Call Simms & Reed, PLLC, today.