Dog Attack Mauls Child, Bus Driver Ignores
A dog attack at a bus stop left month has left a 7-year-old boy on the long road of recovery. According to official reports, the incident happened on January 15th at the corner of Ravenwood Lane and Fawn Lane. Hunter Moffett, age 7, said that the dog was nipping at one of his classmates before it sank its teeth into him. The boy received nine puncture wounds that required 20 stitches. Video from on board a school bus captured the child screaming. On the footage is seen just some of the attack that was happening outside the bus. Hunter’s father, Ian Moffett, alleges that bus driver then went on with his regular route instead of dialing 911. Hunter’s mother received an urgent call from the school nurse at Bens Branch Elementary School 28 minutes later. The Moffetts not only hold the dog owner responsible for the incident but the school district as well. According to a hearing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Animal Control has been unable to serve the dog’s owner court papers even after five attempts. A dog owner has the responsibility to insure that their pet does not bit or attack other people and other dogs. It is also the dog owner’s responsibility to insure that their animal is kept up on their vaccinations, and trained and socialized in order to protect the public at large. If an animal has the potential for being overprotective of their home and human family, the owner of the dog is also required to keep that animal restrained at all times. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a dog bite or any other personal injury, give our offices a call. We have years of experience in the Houston area courts and we can help you. When you call, we will match you with one of our attorneys who will listen and then offer legal advice as to how to best proceed with your case. Medical costs, reconstructive surgery, pain and suffering can all be a part of your personal injury settlement. Your initial consultation and legal analysis with our office is completely without cost to you.