Temple Dog Bite Attack Claims Life of Toddler

A dog attack in Temple Texas claimed the life of a small child when a pitbull being cared for by the child’s family attacked the toddler, police revealed.

According to reports, the child may have escaped the home, unnoticed. The child was bit and attacked by the dog after getting outside, officials said. The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on East Avenue E in Temple.

The child was transported to Scott & White hospital in Temple but later died from the injuries endured in the dog bite. The dog was taken by officials and placed in quarantine as the incident is investigated.

The toddler was identified by authorities as Je-vaeh Mayes. Her exact age was not released.

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For young children, dog attacks can be devastating, leaving long term injuries, scarring and even provoking injuries so serious a child may die as a result of a dog bite.

Every single day, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that as many as 1,000 people seek medical treatment as a result of a dog bite accident. Depending on the state where a dog bite has occurred, the laws regarding a victim’s rights can vary. In Texas, victims must often be able to prove that a dog was previously dangerous or had attacked before, in order to seek compensation. Understanding the laws associated with dog attacks can be tricky, requiring extensive investigation and an experienced dog bite lawyer who is familiar with specific laws.

If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog or endured an animal bite that left you with injuries or claimed the life of a loved one, call us 24/7 for a free initial evaluation of your potential case. Our dog bite attorneys are backed by the expertise of a research team, available to immediately begin gathering important information that can reveal the truth while strengthening our clients’ cases. We care. We can help.


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