A two year old and her mother were sent to the hospital in Texas this week after being attacked by a pit bull in their apartment.

The mother was dog sitting the pit bull for her boyfriend. All of the sudden, the dog began to attack. It bit the mother as she tried to get it away from her child. When police arrived at the scene, the pit bull had the victims cornered in the bathroom and was still attacking.

As the old saying goes, “a dog is a man’s best friend.” There’s truth behind that statement – I enjoy dogs myself.

However, a dog owner always needs to be aware of their animal’s aggression, especially if the dog is going to be around defenseless children and when a dog is as strong as a pit bull.

“So sad. So young to have something like that happen to you and your family. It’s horrible,” said neighbor Benjamin Hernandez. “It’s so sad what a dog can do, that caliber of a dog, could do to one’s body, tear it up like that.”

This incident happened in Texas, but this kind of thing happens here in Memphis quite frequently as well.

Put yourself in the mom’s situation – being attacked by a big, strong pit bull who’s relentless in his aggression and you’re trying to keep this animal from harming your sweet child who you love dearly. It’s not a pretty site and I’ve sat across the desk from victims who’ve gone through similar nightmares.

If you’ve been injured by another person’s dog like this, after you seek the proper medical treatment, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. You were injured due to the owner’s negligence and you shouldn’t be held liable for the medical bills, pain, suffering and more caused by the attack.

As a personal injury attorney, one of the first things I would want to know in a dog attack case like this is whether or not the dog has a history of aggression. If the dog has, the owner should know it has no right being around children, or other people in general, unsupervised. That’s just a recipe for disaster.

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