September 26, 2013
The Philadelphia Dog Bite Lawyers with Lundy Law explain that dog bites can result in serious injuries that can leave lifelong scars on victims, both physically and emotionally. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 700,000 citizens require medical care for dog bite injuries on an annual basis.
One such attack that occurred this past month resulted in a southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, man suffering serious injuries. According to an article from ABC News, the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. on Monday, August 12, near the intersection of Cobbs Creek Parkway and Woodland Avenue.
Reports indicate the 54-year-old victim was walking past a used car lot on his way home from work when two dogs escaped from the fenced lot and attacked. Witnesses called police for assistance and when officers arrived, they attempted to use a less-than-lethal device to subdue the animals. When that method failed, officers were forced to shoot the animals.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment to injuries he sustained to his face, hands, and upper arms.
Lundy Law’s team of Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers state dog owners have a responsibility to keep their animals under control at all times. Failure to do so resulting in an injury or death could result in an owner being held liable for damages. That is why the firm suggests anyone who has been harmed in a canine attack discuss their legal rights with an attorney.