Jogger Attacked by Dog
A dog attacked a jogger and his son in Port St. Lucie, Florida last weekend. The dog bite attack victim, a 32-year-old man, was bleeding heavily from his nose and sustained multiple bites and scratches on his face and arms. He was taken to the emergency room for treatment. Currently, there is no update on his condition.
The man was jogging, and his son was riding his bike alongside him at the time of the dog bite attack. As they traveled southbound down a neighborhood street, they found a large 100 pound dog staring at them, barking loudly. As they passed the dog, it charged at them and attacked the man. He wrestled the dog to the ground, holding its neck to prevent it from biting him. By the time people arrived at the scene to help the man, the dog was dead. It is uncertain whether the dog died of strangulation or if its neck was broken.
The dog’s owner was not aware of the fact that her dog had gotten loose. She said that the dog was current on the majority of its shots, although she wasn’t sure about the rabies shot. The dog is being tested to make sure it did not have rabies.
Dog owners have a responsibility to make sure their dogs do not harm others. When they are negligent in fulfilling this responsibility, they may be held liable for any damages caused by their dog. An experienced dog bite attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.