15-year-old mauled by dog while walking with friends in Yukon

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 12:29 pm    

YUKON, OK – A 15-year-old was mauled by a dog while walking with friends to get food near the intersection of West Vandament Avenue and Cornwell Drive in Yukon on Wednesday, reports KFOR.

According to officials, the dog first attacked some girls in the group, before the male teenager stepped in to protect them. While attempting to distract the dog, he was attacked and suffered serious injuries to his face.

At this time, it is unknown who the dog belongs to, or where it is.

Yukon police and Animal Welfare are working with the family in hopes of finding the dog, who is described as large and dark with a green or blue collar.

The boy’s mother has vowed to continue looking until it is found.

If you or someone you love have suffered injuries from a dog attack, please contact the dog bite lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today. Our attorneys firmly believe you shouldn’t have to pay for the medical bills and other expenses resulting from an attack caused by someone else’s negligence.


10-year-old girl hospitalized following attack from neighbor’s dogs

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at 12:14 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Authorities say a 10-year-old girl is in the hospital following an attack from a neighbor’s pack of seven dogs on Monday, reports KFOR.

The attack occurred in the 700 block of Southeast 41st Street on Monday afternoon.

The victim said she often helps return the dogs to the backyard of her neighbor’s residence when they get out. On Monday, the dogs escaped and knocked over several garbage cans before she returned them to the backyard. She was picking up some of the trash when the pack escaped again and approached her.

The dogs began barking at her before one attacked and bit her. The rest of the dogs then joined in on the attack and the girl screamed for help while being bit on the legs, face, and head.

Fortunately, a pair of nearby tree trimmers heard her cries and ran over and kicked the dogs off the victim. Tree trimmer David Marin described the bloody attack as the most difficult thing he’s ever seen.

The girl had bites and cuts on her ear, back, arms, legs, and all over her body. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she received stitches. No further details on her condition have been provided.

Authorities say the owner later handed over the dogs to Animal Welfare officers. At this time, it is unclear whether the owner will be charged with possession of a dangerous animal.

If you or someone you love have suffered injuries from a dog attack, please contact the dog bite lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today. Our attorneys firmly believe you shouldn’t have to pay for the medical bills and other expenses resulting from an attack caused by someone else’s negligence.

 


Girl Attacked By Dog At Golf Course

Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 5:57 am    

A young girl was mauled by a dog in their neighborhood, a January 29 article of Fox 25 reported.

The incident happened at the Surrey Hills Golf Course, near the intersection of 122nd and Mustang. A 6-year-old girl was were playing with her friends when she was attacked by a Rottweiler. She suffered bite marks on her face and her head. Then, she was transported to OU Children’s Hospital. Meanwhile, the dog was taken into custody by animal control.

If you have suffered injuries from a dog attack, please contact the dog bite lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.


Woman Injured And Traumatized After Dog Attack

Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 7:31 pm    

A woman was injured and traumatized after being bitten by a neighbor’s dog, a January 17 article of The Mountain Enterprise reported.

The incident happened in the morning of January 3. Belinda Woerter was badly bitten by a neighbor’s pet that looked like a “wolf hybrid dog”. Her daughter, Sara Woerter, was an animal welfare expert who flew home to help her mother. Belinda had to be hospitalized for three days. Also, her injuries required surgery and 14 staples to close. Worse, she was diagnosed with PTSD six days later.

If you have suffered injuries from a dog attack, please contact the dog bite lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.


Dog Accused Of Biting 5-Year-Old Held By Humane Society

Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 1:05 am    

The dog who was accused of biting a 5-year-old was held by the Humane Society Pikes Peak Region, a January 3 article of KRDO reported.

A Saint Bernard named Duke bit a 5-year-old child, requiring emergency treatment. The mother shared pictures of the child’s injuries to KRDO. In response, the dog’s owner requested that the dog be euthanized, according to the Humane Society. On the other hand, they alleged that the Oklahoma rescue where Duke was adopted from requested that it be returned to them for adoption. Consequently, the Humane Society said they will hold the dog until the court system provides further direction.

If you have been seriously attacked by a dog, it is important to get a lawyer’s help, especially if you will need extensive medical treatment for your recovery. Find out how the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of Abel Law Firm may help you pursue claims from negligent pet owners today by calling (405) 239-7046.


Man succumbed to dog bite injuries in OKC

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 8:41 pm    

A man who was recently hospitalized in Oklahoma City due to dog bite injuries inflicted by five pit bulls has died

Reports said Edgar Brown, 60, died on October 16 at OU Medical Center due to several complications after being attacked by his friend’s pit bulls. According to Edgar’s brother, Dexter Brown, Edgar had been asked to go to the friend’s rental property to take out the trash. While doing this favor, Edgar was attacked by five pit bulls who were living on the rental property.

A passing stranger was able to get the dogs off of Edgar and transport him to the hospital, where his condition deteriorated for two weeks. According to Brown, the victim suffered a number of complication during his stay in the hospital, including an infection that necessitated the amputation of several limbs and a heart attack that required a triple bypass operation.

While all of the dogs have been put down, Edgar’s family is attempting to have criminal charges brought against their owner for the death of their family member.


Pit bull owner charged in ferocious dog attack

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:53 pm    

The owner of two pit bulls was charged after the  dogs attacked a neighbor this last July in Muscogee County, abc8 Tulsa reported on September 6.

According to reports, a misdemeanor charge was filed against Ronnie Casey after he failed to control his dogs that attacked Glenn Boulet, Sr. On July 14th, Boulet reportedly saw one of the dogs approaching a young boy. He was able to successfully get the boy to safety before the dogs attacked. Boulet was confined to the hospital for a month due to serious injuries he sustained to his upper body and face, some of which will require plastic surgery. If found guilty, Casey could serve a maximum jail term of one year and and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

If you have been seriously attacked by a dog, it is important to get a lawyer’s help, especially if you will need extensive medical treatment for your recovery. Find out how the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of Abel Law Firm may help you pursue claims from negligent pet owners today by calling (405) 239-7046.


Pit bull attack on children led to couple’s arrest

Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 2:39 pm    

pit bull attack on two children in Sand Springs, Oklahoma led to the arrest of the couple who owned the dog, newson6.com reported on May 21.

Reports said the first dog attack incident happened on May 16 and the second one happened on May 19 within the confines of the couple’s home. The two children, who were not identified, both sustained serious injuries from the attack. Tulsa Deputies later apprehended dog owners Joshua Zegarzewski and Veronica Cornelius after they admitted that their dog attacked the children. The couple is currently booked at Tulsa County Jail for charges of endangering a child and for having drug paraphernalia in their house.

Victims of vicious dog attacks are often required to undergo expensive medical treatments. However, irresponsible dog owners can be held liable for their dog’s actions, and you may get the compensation you need to pay hospitalization funds. If this has happened to you, find out how the Oklahoma-based lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may represent you today by calling (405) 239-7046.


Dog to be euthanized after third bite victim is uncovered

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 9:04 am    

A pit bull in Cedar Rapids will be euthanized after a third victim suffered injuries from an aggressive attack.

The first bite attacks were reported on June 1, and involved a 7-year-old boy and his father. The young child was opening the door to a house when the pit bull charged at him, causing 10 puncture wounds, and several deep gashes. The boy’s father attempted to remove his son from the situation, and received a large injury to his left leg, that has now become infected.

Ten days after the initial attack, the female pit bull hurt another person. A 44-year-old woman was standing in her driveway when the pit bull lunged at her, breaking skin in numerous locations on her body. She was transported to a hospital, and the dog was picked up by Animal Control.

If you have suffered injuries from a dog attack, please contact the dog bite lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.

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