Indiana Senior Citizen Fights Off Pit Bull Attack
An 86-year-old man in Harrison County, Indiana, recently was viciously mauled by his neighbor’s three pit bulls. The dogs apparently crossed an active invisible fence and went into the man’s yard after a female pit bull carried a litter of puppies into a shed on his property. The man was then attacked by three adult dogs when he walked into his yard. He was bitten several times, but fortunately, the ex-Navy boxer managed to fight off the attack. Police arrived and tasered one of the dogs. The animals will likely be put down or transferred to a pit bull rescue organization. “It was the most horrible nightmare that you can imagine,” the victim’s wife told local media.
Dog owners have a duty to confine their pets to their property to avoid injury and hazards to others. Indiana law specifically requires dog owners to exercise reasonable care in restraining and maintaining their dog on a leash or on their premises. If a dog owner fails to properly restrain or maintain a dog, the owner could be liable in negligence for money damages to the person who gets bitten in an unprovoked attack.
Pit bulls, in particular, have developed a reputation for violent, aggressive behavior. But any dog attack, regardless of breed involved, can obviously inflict serious injuries on the victim, including physical as well as emotional trauma. If you or a loved one have been victimized by a dog attack, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Young and Young in Indianapolis for a free consultation about how you can be fairly compensated for your injuries.