On Wednesday, June 1st, a girl in Orange County was viciously attacked by a pit bull inside of a private residence on Triple Crown Road around 2 p.m. According to the report issued by the Orange County Fire Rescue, the girl, who is nine years old, was rushed immediately to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where she received medical treatment for the numerous and serious facial wounds that she suffered from the dog.
The dog, who is a pit bull named Enzo, is believed to have been owned by the family where the girl, who has not been named so far, was at the time of the incident. It has not been stated yet whether or not the girl was a member of the family or just visiting, however there are as yet no criminal charges filed against the owners of the pit bull due to the incident.
The reports filed by the Orange County Fire Rescue have not included the exact address where the attack took place, nor have they included the name or names of the individual or individuals who owned the animal. What has been reported is that the pit bull was humanly euthanized shortly after the attack on the child.
This sort of situation is extremely difficult to deal with or process as it contains numerous elements that need to be parsed through. For the family that is faced with recovery after an attack from a domesticated animal, there are going to be many questions: how do we pay for the bills incurred by the attack? How can we go back into a world where dogs are everywhere, therefore presenting the possibility that an attack can happen again?
Due to the thinness of the report, it is hard to specify why exactly the dog attacked in the first place, although the argument could be made that in situations such as this there are no possible justifications for the sort of attack that the child suffered. Regardless, the family or families involved will have a difficult time in regaining normalcy and composure after such an attack has taken place.
If you or someone you love have been a victim of an Orlando dog bite injury, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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