A man was attacked by two pit bulls last Tuesday in Catalina Island.
Two dogs initially attacked a 6-pound Jack Russell on the Avalon Pier. The owner of the terrier tried to intervene and was viciously attacked instead.
The owner of the pit bulls cried for help, but no bystanders wanted to offer assistance. Witnesses were afraid the dogs will start biting them as well, causing the severity of the accident to escalate.
After pulling away from the victim, the pit bulls began to fight each other until a Harbor Patrol managed to pull them apart.
The victim was airlifted to a hospital for severe injuries. He received skin grafts on both legs and will need additional surgeries.
The Jack Russell, after surgeries, survived the attack.
Neither of the pit bulls were leashed at the time of the accident.
Every year, approximately 27,000 people receive reconstructive surgeries due to their dog bite injuries. Research indicated 51% of dog bite accidents involved pit bulls. However, it’s important to understand all breeds are capable of biting.
At Bergener Mirejovsky, our dedicated injury lawyers have successfully helped clients receive compensation for the current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and for emotional distress after a dog bite accident. Every accident is unique. No bite is too small for us to give us a call to evaluate your case. Contact us today at 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.