Dog Walker Attacked by Another Dog in Hyattsville Resulting In Injuries
Officials say that a dog with a checkered history got loose and attacked another canine and its walker in Prince George’s County. According to the Hyattsville Police Department, at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, police officers and members of the Prince George’s County Animal Control responded to reports of an animal bite in the 3700 block of Longfellow Street in Hyattsville. A large white dog that had been tied to a post in the yard at the location broke free and attacked another dog and a dog walker who were passing by. Police said that the victim dog had to be treated by a veterinarian, and the walker sustained minor injuries but declined aid from paramedics who also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
This is not the first time that this dog has been involved in an attack, as it has a history of aggression. This incident highlights the importance of being cautious around strange dogs, even if they appear to be friendly. There was another attack by the same dog that happened in 2019. The owner of the attacking dog was found and is following state-mandated quarantine procedures. A police spokesperson said, “These types of incidents are not frequent but they can be traumatic to those involved.” Animal owners should keep their animals inside an enclosure and follow leash laws.
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If you or a loved one suffered from a dog bite, you could receive compensation for injuries. Navigating a dog-bite claim can be difficult because there are different factors determining liability. You need legal experts at your side to help you prove that someone was at fault for your or your child’s injuries. You could recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more.
Here at Zirkin & Schmerling Law, our dog-bite lawyers have many years of experience helping Maryland residents receive compensation from negligent dog owners. If you or your child was injured by a dog, contact our office at 410-753-4611. We offer 24/7 consultations, and you can also schedule a free dog-bite consultation here.