You live in an area where most people have a dog. Some of your neighbors have gotten dogs as protection. Others have them as pets that aren’t trained to lash out or attack on command.
You often worried when you walked past your next-door neighbor’s home because he was constantly training his dogs to be aggressive. He wanted them to attack trespassers and those who were not invited onto the property.
That’s a big issue to you now because you were walking along the neighbor’s fence to do some weeding when his dog managed to get out. Since it was territorial, it immediately attacked you. Now, you have bites up and down your arms, and you are in significant medical debt.
After an incident like this, it is important to report what happened to the police and animal control. People who train dogs to fight and attack need to have good control over their pets and to know that their pets will listen to commands. They should be trained to attack on command, not just because someone is near their home or territory.
An aggressive or dangerous dog could be taken away from its owner if it’s unable to be retrained appropriately. It is your hope that the dog will be taken to a rescue.
For now, your focus should be on getting compensated for what you’ve been through. You can discuss a claim with your neighbor and your attorney. At the end of the day, they are responsible for their pet’s actions and the suffering that you’ve gone through because of poor training. Our website has more information on the steps to take next.