A 3-year-old girl was the victim of a vicious dog attack in Hudson on Thursday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies reported that the toddler was bit on the nose and cheek in the 12,000 block of White Bluff Road located in the Verandahs neighborhood, which is just north of State Road 52, and west of Suncoast Parkway.
The child was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
At this time, the girl’s condition, as well as the breed of the dog, is unknown.
Dog bites and attacks can cause serious disfigurement, which can lead to expensive medical bills and emotional trauma, especially when the victim is a young child. A Pasco County Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton knows just how damaging a dog bite or attack can be to a young child, which is why we help victims seek damages for facial injuries, scarring and disfigurement in attacks that result in hefty medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitation costs.
Children are often the victims of gruesome dog bite attacks simply because of their size and proximity to dogs. Most child injuries from dog bites result in permanent facial scarring. Your child should not have to suffer from painful scars and disfigurement because of a negligent dog owner. We can file an injury claim to help you recover financial compensation for your child’s pain and suffering.
In many dog bite cases, the owner of the dog is a neighbor, friend or relative. Most people are reluctant to sue friends and neighbors because they do not want to ruin their relationship with that person over money. However, in most dog bite cases, it is the dog owner’s insurance company that must cover damages associated with an attack.
Our personal injury lawyers have many years of experience dealing with insurance companies. We will consult with medical professionals, animal experts and economic analysts in order to determine the cause and full scope of your injuries. The truth is, a vicious dog attack can result in serious injuries that last a lifetime, and you should not have to cover medical bills for injuries that are someone else’s fault.
The best way to resolve a dog bite injury case is to perform an immediate investigation and piece together an intelligent strategy. If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog bite attack in Hudson, Dade City, New Port Richey, Land O’Lakes or Wesley Chapel, please call us now for a free, no-obligation consultation at 727-847-2299 or contact us online.