9-Year-Old Injured Following Dog Bite in San Antonio

A nine-year-old girl was hospitalized after enduring a dog bite injury in San Antonio, she told officials.

According to Arianna Velasquez, she was playing at a friend’s house, who had told her the pit bull was tied up behind the fence. The friend’s parent was the apparent owner of the dog who bit the girl, officials said.

But while the girls were playing, the 9-year-old said the dog got loose and attacked her when she tripped while attempting to get away.

Velasquez experienced injuries to one of her legs and her backside as a result of the dog bite accident in San Antonio.

The dog is currently being quarantined, according to a report by KSAT, and police are still investigating the dog bite accident.

Every day, as many as 1,000 people in the U.S. seek emergency medical care as a result of a dog bite, according to the report, Emergency Department Visits and Inpatient Stays Involving Dog Bites, completed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

While the study’s findings and number of people affected each day are startling, the cost of treating dog bite injuries is even more alarming. The report notes that the average cost of dog bite treatment is more than $18,000 for those who require a hospital stay.

Controlling pets and dogs as well as ensuring that passersby are protected and safe from potential harm posed by a dog is the responsibility of the pet owners. In addition, many dogs involved in such injuries may act out again, injuring someone else.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a dog bite accident, call our dog bite attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Waco and statewide Texas at 254-870-3621, contact our premises liability attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our dog bite lawyers in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys will immediately begin gathering evidence while helping you and your loved ones seek just compensation for the injuries, damages and mounting medical bills associated with a dog bite accident. We care. We can help.


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