Wandering Pit Bulls Attack Michigan Woman
A couple weeks ago, a woman was attacked by 2 roaming pit bulls in Holland Township, Michigan. What’s worse is that the woman was attacked in her own backyard. The victim has been identified as 61 year-old Rhonda Schroeder.
Apparently, the two pit bulls initiated their attack because of another small family friend’s dog that was also on the property. Rhonda attacked the pit bulls trying to save the small dog. She even attempted to hit the pit bulls with a hose, but they weren’t fazed. A police officer arrived and shot one of the pit bulls, who later died from the wound, and the other pit bull is now in police custody.
While everyone is expected to make a full recover, Goodwin & Scieszka thought it would be important to talk to about the severity of dog attacks.
Dog bites can be serious and terrifying events, especially for children. Dog and animal saliva often carries bacteria that can cause infection, and the experience of being bitten by a dog or animal can be traumatizing. Always be sure to seek medical attention if you or a loved one is bitten by a dog, and also be aware that you might qualify for a dog bite lawsuit.
Dog bite statistics:
- Last year insurers paid more than $1 billion in claims to victims of dog bites, with over 830,000 attacks requiring medical attention.
- Every 40 seconds someone in the United States seeks medical treatment for a dog or animal bite related injury, and dog bites disproportionately affect children under 13 years of age, with the most vulnerable group being 5 to 9 years old.
If you or your loved one are one of the many people bitten by dogs in Michigan, don’t attempt to fight alone for what is owed to you. Our attorneys are here to help, and to guide you through the complex judicial process. Remember, at Goodwin & Scieszka we fight for you.
If you’ve been injured by a dog bite you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. After a dog or animal bite it’s very important to contact a Michigan attorney as soon as possible. Don’t risk waiting. Witnesses, victims, medical care providers, and police may not have a clear memory of your dog bite accident and circumstances weeks or months after. Get the justice you deserve.