A five-year-old Roanoke boy suffered serious injuries when his friend’s pit bull attacked unexpectedly. The incident occurred during a playdate between the children. While not much is known about the events leading up to the incident, reports show that the boy’s father gunned down the dog before police could arrive. No charges have been filed in connection with the incident, and tests have determined that the animal did not have rabies at the time of the attack.
Roanoke Rallies Around Victim
The greater Roanoke community has risen up to support the victim and his family during this difficult time. Birthday cards were sent in droves to the family’s PO box when the boy turned five, and subsequent plans for a benefit event are in the works. Not every dog bite victim has as much community support as this boy!
Compensation for Dog Bite Victims
No charges have been filed against the owner of the dog, but the victim’s family may still have legal recourse. A dog bite lawsuit can help them recover medical costs and cover any additional expenses associated with the attack. Many dog bite victims develop lifelong phobias of dogs and require extensive therapy to handle the psychological trauma they endured. Should the child need to undergo this kind of therapy, a dog bite settlement can help cover the costs. Pain and suffering can also be included in a settlement.
Dog Bite Lawyer Richard Serpe
Virginia dog bite lawyer Richard Serpe has 33+ years of experience helping victims of personal injuries. He has helped numerous victims across the state to get the compensation they deserve after being attacked.
These clients include children, adults, mail carriers, delivery drivers, joggers, pedestrians, and others. If you’ve been attacked contact Richard Serpe for a free consultation.