Attorneys Representing Dog Attack Victims Across Texas
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Posts Tagged ‘Akita (dog)’
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Seventy-six-year-old Alicia Malagon was helping to care for her daughter and son-in-law’s dog in Fountain, Florida, when she was fatally attacked by the pit bull she was temporarily caring for. On August 26, 2017, Malagon went to the family members’ home in the role as dog-sitter. She brought her small dachshund along with her. Once they got inside the home, the pit bull attacked the dachshund. When Malagon tried to intervene, the pit bull turned his attentions on her. She was viciously attacked and managed to make her way to a phone and call her son-in-law. Another family member went to the home and found her on the kitchen floor, barely conscious. Malagon was quickly transported to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital and pronounced dead soon thereafter.
Reportedly, when Malagon contacted her son-in-law, she said that she had been attacked but would be fine. He sent his brother to check on her, and he had to break down the door to get in.
According to records kept on FatalPitBullAttacks.com, Malagon is the 15th person in 2017 to be killed by a pit bull. This is the deadliest dog breed. Research indicates year after year that pit bulls cause the most fatal dog attacks in the U.S., causing more than all other breeds combined. Various cities and communities have banned pit bulls, but it is a difficult feat to achieve. In spite of the clear record of deadly violence, pit bull advocates band together and have proven to have a lot of influence over local proceedings at city council meetings, wherever pit bull bans are proposed.
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Friday, September 11th, 2015
Serious dog attacks happen all over the world, and one widely witnessed dog attack made world news this week. A 27-year-old man was defending his baby from an attack by a ferocious Japanese Akita dog on Monday, and he was bitten more than 50 times on his hands and arms, but he also suffered deep bite wounds on his legs. Sources say his hands were ripped to shreds. The attack happened next to a busy roadway, and multiple passersby tried to help the man. Disturbing video footage was taken of the attack.
The man was pushing one of his children in a stroller (referred to in the U.K. as a pushchair) along Marton Road, and the Akita ran at them. The dad said there was no way the dog was going to get past him to do harm to his child. Witnesses said there were children climbing fences and trees to get away from the dog, which was described as going berserk even before attacking the young father.
The dog attacked relentlessly, as the video footage shows. The man tells about the dog “ragging him around,” even throwing him in front of a taxi, which struck him. The dog’s owner even tried to stop the attack, but his dog attacked him, too. The Akita was finally coaxed back to its owner’s home by people hitting him with wooden planks and driving cars toward him.
The man who was so viciously attacked was taken to a nearby hospital and received treatment for his serious injuries. He says that he and his children are thoroughly traumatized by the incident. The dog was “humanely” shot to death by law enforcement officers.
Normal actions that a person is advised to take in the event of a dog attack would not have been helpful in this case. There are times when it is virtually impossible to defend against a vicious dog attack without lethal force, and this is one prime example.
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