Las Vegas, NV (June 7, 2022) – A dog attack in North Las Vegas has left two women with serious injuries and both hospitalized.
At about 7:55 p.m. on Monday, police received complaints of a dog assaulting two people in the 4800 block of Jade Ridge Street, between 5th Street and Loan Mountain.
North Las Vegas Police Department Lieutenant Alexander Cuevas said officers arrived on the scene and were waved down by a neighbor. When police saw one woman being attacked by a pit bull, the dog came at them, prompting one officer to fire his handgun, hitting the dog. A second woman was then found with mauling-related injuries, and both victims were rushed to Centennial Hills Hospital for treatment.
CSI was also dispatched to the site of the attack, and the dog was taken to The Animal Foundation, where it died from its injuries. An investigation is underway and further details have not been provided at this time.
Our thoughts are with the women who were hurt in this attack, and we hope for their quick, full recovery.
Injuries Caused By Dog Attacks in Las Vegas
There were 36 dog bite deaths in Las Vegas in 2018, according to recent statistics. And despite accounting for just 7% of the canine population in the United States, Pit Bulls were responsible for 72% of the fatalities associated with dog attacks. Similar to national figures, Pit Bulls made up just 6% of the canine population in Las Vegas but were responsible for 60% of dog bites and assaults.
Despite being generally tame and man’s best friend, dogs have a degree of instinct that is no different from ours, whether learned or intuitive. What’s more, owners may teach dogs to attack, abuse their animals, or otherwise act in a manner that causes their pets to attack other humans or other dogs in order to defend themselves, necessitating the need for a dog bite law firm in the Las Vegas area.
A dog bite is uniquely horrific, but it’s a type of physical injury like any other that may impact one’s health and capacity to live and work properly, thus justice and recompense must be provided. While regulations and laws vary by state, most follow just two rules that decide whether the owner is responsible in a dog attack lawsuit: strict liability laws and “one bite” laws.
Those afflicted by dog attacks and animal bites must deal with financial challenges, long-term physical concerns or chronic health problems, and mental distress. Tragically, when these victims die, their loved ones may be left in a very difficult situation. Families are sometimes burdened with costly medical and funeral costs in addition to mourning the untimely death of a loved one. However, if you have been injured or a loved one has died as a consequence of being attacked by a dog, you may have legal alternatives moving forward. If you have been involved in one of these terrible situations, please call a Las Vegas injury accident attorney as soon as possible.
Here at the Eric Roy Law Firm, we customize our advice and recommendations to suit your unique requirements, all in addition to organizing a personal, one-on-one session and lunch with you and yours. We realize how difficult this time is for you and your family, and we will be there for you every step of the journey, offering sympathetic support and superior service. Our hardworking legal team has spent years advocating for victims and their families. Please call us at 702-423-3333 as soon as possible so that we can arrange your free consultation.
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