Pet Attack in Milwaukee
I recently read an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Why am I blogging about a story from a Milwaukee newspaper? The story was about a 17 year old boy who fractured his skull while running away from a Rottweiler. The Rottweiler was chained to a tree, but was able to break free. The dog did not bite the child. However, while the dog was in pursuit, the boy ran into a tree, fell to the ground and fractured his skull. The boy suffered bleeding of the brain, but fortunately is in stable condition.
Though Milwaukee is far away from New Hampshire and Vermont where I practice, this story is all too common. As a personal injury lawyer who has been practicing for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is the responsibility of pet owners to ensure the safety of their neighbors and their community by properly securing their pets. Though the dog was chained to a tree, the owner was cited for failing to secure the animal behind a fence. Rottweilers and other dogs can be tremendously powerful animals. Extra precautions must be taken for the safety of others.