Bellevue, Washington – Minor Injuries in Dog Attack at 154th Avenue Southeast
Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 11:18 pm
Bellevue, Washington (August 23, 2019) – A person sustained minor injuries after getting bitten by a Bichon Frise at 154th Avenue Southeast on Friday evening. Bellevue police have reported that the victim sustained “superficial scratches” in the incident. The victim did not require any further medical attention, and the dog was reported to have been up to date with all its shots.
The incident happened around 7 p.m. According to the report, the victim was walking on the road when the dog appeared and attacked the victim’s ankle. The incident was reported by Bellevue Police for documentation purposes.
About Dog Bites
It is fortunate that the injuries sustained in this case are relatively minor. Dog bites can be a serious matter, involving a very painful and sometimes scarring experience for the persons involved. Injuries from dog bites can include amputation, disfigurement, and injuries to the neck, face, nerves and eyes. Unfortunately, over half of the reported dog bite victims are children, who may not be able to recognize the warning signs an aggressive animal might attack.
According to statistics from DogBites.org, from January 2005 to March 2018, the number one breed involved in fatal dog attacks on humans are pit bulls. Pit bulls account for more than half of the report with 284 cases, or 65.6% of all cases. It should be noted that each dog’s individual disposition differs even in the same breed, and it would be wise to be cautious around any dog one is not familiar with regardless of breed. People should not be deterred from getting a certain breed of dog, but it would do well for owners to be familiar with capability of their dogs. Ensuring other one;s and other people’s safety is the responsibility of any pet owner.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with The Law Offices of Jeffrey R. Caffee send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.