Henry Co. Great Dane Attack Injures Woman
A woman suffered injuries and her dog was mauled to death in a Henry County, Virginia dog attack. The incident occurred when the woman took her pet for a walk on Autumn Drive in Collinsville. As she walked down the street, a pair of Great Danes approached. While she attempted to move past the dogs, they launched themselves at her, biting her arm and ear. Then the pair turned on the woman’s pet, viciously mauling it to death. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. Updates on her condition have not been released.
The Pack Mentality
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they are, first and foremost, animals. Thousands of years of evolution have made them excellent predators, and when they get into the pack mentality, their drive to attack takes over. Even the best-trained dogs can sometimes lose sight of their owner’s commands when they are off-leash and roaming the street with other dogs.
Legal Responsibilities of Dog Owners
Dog owners have a legal duty to their pets and the public at large to keep their animals restrained. This is the safest option for their beloved pets and any passersby who might be walking by. When dog owners fail to adequately restrain their pets, attacks like this one can occur. While it’s not immediately clear who owns the Great Danes in question, the person responsible for them may indeed be liable for the damages caused in this attack. The victim should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure her legal rights are protected.
Virginia Dog Bite Lawyer Richard Serpe
Virginia dog bite lawyer Richard Serpe has 34+ years of experience helping victims of personal injuries. We have helped numerous victims to get the compensation they deserve. These clients include children, adults, mail carriers, delivery drivers, joggers, pedestrians, and others.