Houston — Child Injured After Being Attacked by Dog on Alabonson Road
Posted on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at 9:03 pm by Williams Hart
At around 7:30 in the morning of Friday, September 6, 2019, a child was injured after being attacked by a dog in the Inwood neighborhood of northwest Houston, Texas.
According to initial reports, the 5-year-old child was attacked by the dog on Alabonson Road, near Bayou Forest Drive. The child suffered injuries to the leg, but the injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. That said, he was still transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Someone nearby shot and killed the dog before authorities arrived.
The accident still remains under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the young child. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. In a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States every year, and 800,000 of those bites result in medical care. This can be interpreted as 1 in 69 people getting bitten by a dog annually.
These numbers paint a terrible picture, but according to the National Canine Research Council, 81% of dog bites cause no injury at all or only minor injuries that do not require medical attention. In other words, there is only a 1 in 112,400 chance of dying from a dog bite or strike, so more often than not, dying from a dog bite is highly unlikely.
That said, dog attacks can be fatal when they happen, and they can be as complicated as they are devastating to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experts in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of a dog bite/attack, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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