Prosecutor To Announce Charges In Pit Bull Attacks

The Free Press is reporting that Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. today to announce whether charges will be issued in three recent pit bull attacks.Two of the attacks occurred in Dearborn Heights and one occurred in Westland .All of the attacks involved different dogs.

In all three attacks, the victims suffered serious injuries.In the September 23 attack, P.J. Stevens, a 51-year-old woman, suffered punctures to the hand and thigh, a ripped ear, injuries to the back of her head and right arm as well as scrapes to her body when the dogs dragged her on the sidewalk.In another attack in Dearborn Heights on September 25th, a 10-year-old girl suffered 14 stitches in her arm while her rescuer, Gerald LaMonica, who kicked the dog to get it away from the girl, suffered 15 stitches in the leg.The Westland attack on a woman in August resulted in the police shooting and killing the dog.

Michigan is a strict liability state in regards to dog bites, meaning a dog is not allowed "one free bite" as in some other states. No matter whether the dog has shown aggressive behavior in the past or if it has already bitten someone before, the dog owner may be held liable for the victim's injuries.

If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, you may be able to work with an attorney to file a claim against the owner to recover financial compensation for your injuries. At Freedman & Freedman, your initial consultation is free. We handle dog bite cases throughout the metro Detroit area including Dearborn Heights, Westland, Livonia, Troy, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Sterling Heights , Warren and more.We can meet with you in person, over the phone or can even travel to your home or to the hospital in order to discuss your case and what we can do for you.

Contact a Detroit Personal Injury Attorney at Freedman & Freedman today to talk about your claim and how you can bring the dog owner to justice.