Dogs are considered by many to be man’s best friend and are usually loyal and affectionate animals. Not only are dogs friendly, but they are often man’s closest companion. However, on some occasions, they can turn out to be deadly. When a dog has been mistreated or improperly handled or trained, dogs can cause severe injuries, especially large dogs. If you have been a victim or know somebody who has been involved in a dog attack, please do not hesitate to contact our professional dog bite lawyers at 617-787-3700. Call now to find out what rights you have and what you could receive as compensation for your injuries.
An unexpected rescuer, in Australia, saved a mother and another person who were being attacked by two dogs. The attack happened in Atherton Tablelands and the dogs involved in the attack were domesticated. At the time of the dog attack, Katrina Tewes was on her way home. She was close to Burrawong Avenue in n Yungaburra when two dogs approached her. She described the moment: “The two dogs came towards me and started circling me, and then they attacked.” Before rescuers came to assist the woman, the attack had lasted a good five minutes. Barry Hubbard, a 76-year-old, was in his house when he heard screams; he later said that he thought it was a bunch of kids playing. When he went to go check to see if everything was fine, he saw a horrible scene. Barry described the situation: “I didn’t know what was going on, so I went down the side of this house and was confronted with two vicious dogs… They were both covered in blood.” Barry then rushed to help Mrs. Tewes without thinking about himself. Another rescuer, Neville Vaughan, also intervened. All three of the people involved were brought shortly thereafter to the Atherton District Hospital. Mrs. Tewes received 15 punctures on her arms and legs and Neville had several wounds. Mr. Hubbard will receive plastic surgery to repair his lower legs because he was injured during his heroic rescue.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a dog, you can be awarded personal injury damages to compensate you for your pain and suffering and all other damages. To learn about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation, please contact our Massachusetts dog bite attorneys at 617-787-3700. You can also reach our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at firstname.lastname@example.org.