A dog attack case currently in the Brooklyn, New York federal court has made headlines for the interesting circumstances of the case. For instance, the dog attack didn’t take place on the city’s streets, but on an airplane; a flight attendant was the victim. Odder, the dog wasn’t exactly a lap dog, but a German Shepherd, trained by the military as a guard dog. But the most interesting aspect of this case are the owners: singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
The victim of the incident has reported that the German Shepherd ran in to her leg, causing her to fall and injure her back. While the circumstances of the case may be unusual, it is important to remember that dog bites and dog attacks are not. As many as 4.5 million people are bitten or attacked by a dog, with around 850,000 people requiring a hospital visit every year.
In California and Arizona, dog owners are liable for the injuries their dogs may cause in an attack. If you are a dog owner, be sure your dog is properly trained and socialized to avoid legal liability should your dog attack someone. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for legal assistance.
For more information on dog bites, please visit The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker’s supplemental dog bites website: California Dog Bites and Arizona Dog Bites. For more information on the Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony dog bite case, click here.