Many Americans have dogs in their homes, but no one thinks the dog will turn on its master and bite a member of the family. Sometimes, man’s best friend gets scared or plays too rough, and dog bite injuries are the result. Our personal injury attorneys know that while these accidents are rare, dog bites are powerful and can result in major injuries for children.
One Brooklyn family is dealing with the aftermath of a dog bite attack on their three-year-old.
Pit bull injures Brooklyn kid in a surprise family dog attack.
Gucci — a three-year-old female pit bull dog — bit toddler Elliot Korenblyum in the face. She became agitated after a loud argument from the child’s parents, according to authorities.
After the dog bite, the dog was taken to the Animal Care and Control center in Brooklyn. Young Elliot was taken to a hospital where he went through about two hours of reconstructive surgery for his head injuries. He was listed in the New York Post in serious but stable condition.
As for the dog, Gucci will either be returned to the family or be put down. One neighbor was surprised by the dog bite attack. To her, Gucci seemed peaceful any other time.
“It’s a good dog,” she said. ”I ride the elevator with the dog all the time.”
Our personal injury attorneys believe that isolated incidents like these play up to a negative stereotype that surround many dog breeds. Pit-bulls, for example, are viewed negatively because of the dog fighting culture that surrounds the breed. Most dogs never turn on their owners, but when they do, make sure that you have homeowner’s insurance (or renter’s insurance) so that you can recover settlement money to pay for any medical treatment that results from a dog bite injury.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in a dog bite attack, then call our bilingual office now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced San Diego personal injury attorney and find out how we can help.