Phoenix, AZ (January 9, 2020) – A toddler is recovering after a dog attack at a home in west Phoenix on Tuesday.
According to officers from the Phoenix Police Department, a woman and her 2-year-old daughter were at a home near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road with several others around 6:30 p.m. The mother picked up her daughter when a dog, described as a pit bull, jumped up and snatched the child from the mother’s arms. The dog then started to maul the girl.
The dog reportedly belonged to the girl’s grandfather and his girlfriend. Someone inside the house eventually shot and killed the dog, but the family did not reveal that person’s identity. The girl was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries after the attack, police said.
The girl’s mother told officers that her daughter was in surgery most of the night and will have more operations but is expected to survive.
Our thoughts are with the injured child and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Across the state of Arizona, dog attacks and bites are one of the most common causes of serious injury. In fact, young children statewide are disproportionately affected by these attacks, which lead to hundreds of injuries each year and long-term physical and emotional trauma for victims.
From long-term physical problems and painful injuries to costly medical bills and emotional trauma, tragic circumstances affect victims and their families after a dog attack. Victims who are mauled by dogs may also suffer mental anguish as a result of their attack, as well as permanent physical scarring. But those affected can contact a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve sustained these attack injuries due to the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience advocating for victims and their families after they’ve suffered due to the negligence of other parties. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation and safeguard your legal rights today.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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