Early this year, deputies of a County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for help coming from a woman who said that 3 of her grandparents’ dogs left a fenced area in their property. The woman was carrying an 11-month old baby when she tried to round up the dogs when suddenly one of the dogs, a brown pit bull, attacked her and bit the baby’s leg. The baby fell out of the woman’s arms and was bitten some more on the neck and head.
A neighbor who witnessed the incident tried to help by throwing things at the dog but was also attacked and bitten on the foot. The young child was treated for her wounds that required 10 stitches. Deputies removed the vicious pit bull and placed it on quarantine.
Injuries from Dog Attack
Pets kept at home can be dangerous and may cause injuries when they attack. Dog bites can cause serious injuries and in some cases, may be fatal. Young children and elderly are often victims of dog attack. If you or a loved one is injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Oftentimes, a vicious dog bite may be caused by an animal belonging to a family member or close friend. Close relations can make it a challenge or even a deterrent for anyone to claim compensation for their injuries. But our compassionate personal injury lawyers at the Ruhmann Law Firm can help you to obtain compensation and at the same time avoid harming your relationship with family or neighbors. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, it may be possible for the homeowner’s insurance policy to cover the dog attack.
New Mexico Dog Bite Statute
New Mexico does not have a dog bite statute but dog owners may still be held responsible for negligent handling. Compensation for dog attack can cover medical bills, lost income, and damages for your pain and suffering.
In New Mexico, the Ruhmann Law Firm has years of experience in dog attack and other animal attacks such as cow and cattle injuries and snake bites. We are ready to assist you and can take phone calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If your injury prevents you from leaving the hospital, we can visit you there to provide legal assistance. Call our Las Cruces, New Mexico office today at (915) 845-4529 to schedule a free consultation.