According to the Los Angeles Times, an unusual dog attack occurred in Monrovia, California on Wednesday, when a 6 month old baby girl was snatched from her mother’s arms by their neighbors’ Great Dane dog. The 180 pound dog grabbed the child and carried her about 200 feet before dropping her in the street.
While the toddler survived, according to the Monrovia Police Department, she did suffer “broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a perforated liver, broken clavicle and multiple puncture wounds to her back.” Fortunately, the child is doing better now and is expected to be weaned off of the ventilator. While this particular type of dog attack is rare, Los Angeles dog bite and dog attack injuries occur frequently.
Many dog owners do not carefully watch over their dogs and expose the general public to an unnecessary risk. Usually, for the Los Angeles dog attack or dog bite victims, their recourse is against the homeowners’ insurance for the dog owner.
Our office has been representing dog attack and dog bite victims in Los Angeles for over 30 years. If attacked by a dog in Los Angeles, it is very important to get proper medical care, report the incident to the authorities and take pictures of all of the injuries. Dog attack and bite cases have different rules from other types of Los Angeles personal injury cases and injured victims should call our office right away.