October 2nd, 2015|
An attack by a dog can easily result in serious injuries, such as lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage, organ perforation, and even death.
The Indiana dog bite lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain these risks were made apparent when two women were seriously injured by a pack of dogs. Reports indicate the incident happened on Oct. 1 in Cutler, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis.
The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports the women were jogging along a stretch of road. When they passed a nearby residence, four dogs charged in their direction. The pair of women ran into a field in an attempt to escape, but were caught by the animals and attacked.
The 50-year-old dog owners attempted to restrain the animals in the midst of the attack, but suffered dog bite injuries as well. The women only escaped the grips of the canines when a motorist drove into the field and allowed them in the vehicle to escape.
When a dog attack occurs, the law requires owners to restrain their animals. Any failure to do so can result in the owner being held liable. If negligence can be established, the owner of a vicious dog may be held accountable for damages. However, the process of seeking such compensation can be quite complicated.