While dog bites have the potential to affect any demographic, young children are particularly vulnerable to such injuries. Not only are they more likely to spend their time playing with a dog, but they are more ignorant to the warning signs that the dog is feeling threatened or overwhelmed, two of the key emotional states that lead to dog bites. It is important, therefore, for parents to educate themselves on such warning signs to better protect their children from potential injury. However, it is equally important that dog owners are aware of any predisposition to biting their dogs might have, and sequester their animals accordingly to prevent an accident. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert dog bite attorney at 617-787-3700.
According to a police report filed in New Hampshire state court, local Keene resident Edward Trezza has been arrested after his pit bull bit a 13 year-old girl. The girl accompanied her aunt to Trezza’s apartment. While the dog was initially friendly with the girl, it began to display warning signs such as growling, and then proceeded to bite the girl in her face. Trezza immediately put the dog in another room, but the dog got out and appeared ready to attack the girl again before Trezza and the girl’s aunt intervened.
According to reports, the dog was neither properly licensed nor up to date on its rabbies vaccine. Moreover, this was not the first time the dog had attacked another person. Officially, Trezza has been charged with a misdemeanor for having a dog that is a “nuisance or a menace.”
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a dog bite, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert dog bite attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!