Omaha, NE (January 14, 2021) – An automobile accident reported in the Omaha area left one teen seriously injured. At approximately 8:20 p.m., on January 13, calls came in regarding a dog attack off South 49th Street.
Reports from authorities show that a 17-year-old female was in the vicinity of South 49th Street and Farnam Street when she was attacked by a pit bull. The teen was unable to escape the dog’s grip for over ten minutes. Police officers arrived at the scene and were forced to shoot the dog to free the teen.
The girl sustained severe bite wounds in the incident. She was rushed to the Nebraska Medicine Nebraska Medical Center for the treatment of traumatic injuries. At this time, the police in Omaha are investigating the incident.
Our thoughts are with the victim, her family, and everyone affected by this accident.
Dog Bites in Nebraska
Every year, over one million people are injured as a result of dog attacks in the United States. Although the majority of these incidents result in minor injuries to victims, thousands require extensive medical treatment for severe injuries to the nerve, bones, skin, and muscles. Many victims are left with permanent scarring and pain that continues to impact their lives indefinitely. When small children are victims of these attacks, it can have a serious impact on their ability to grow and thrive.
The unfortunate truth is that the majority of accidents throughout the state of Nebraska are a result of another person’s negligence. Although we can be diligent and in control of our actions, there is little we can do to ensure others act in the same responsible manner. This is especially true in situations where people acquire serious injuries as a result of a vicious dog attack. The fact that so many people are injured in preventable accidents is concerning. When victims are harmed as a result of negligent dog owners, it is crucial that they contact a dog bite attorney in Nebraska as soon as possible.
For nearly three decades, the Nebraska personal injury attorneys at Dyer Law PC have advocated on behalf of victims hurt in collisions. Our team is committed to helping victims by providing aggressive and competent legal representation to ensure they are able to get the justice and compensation they need to move on after being injured as a result of another person’s negligence. Victims and their families deserve responsive and effective legal guidance after being harmed in preventable accidents and we here at Dyer Law strive to ensure our clients receive only top-quality representation and services every step of the way. Our team at Dyer Law PC negotiates fair and timely settlements for our clients to ensure they are able to get the medical treatment necessary after being harmed by another person. Contact our law firm in Omaha at your earliest convenience for more information by calling (402) 393-7529.
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Disclaimer: As valued members of the Lincoln and Omaha communities, we at Dyer Law PC, have continuously strived to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for the people who live and work in Nebraska. We are always saddened to discover that a member of our community has been involved in one of the serious accidents which occur daily in Nebraska. We are hopeful that with a better understanding and awareness of these dangers, our fellow Nebraskans will take the necessary precautions to avoid these accidents. This post should not be viewed as a solicitation for business. The information provided should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The pictures depicted in this post are not of the actual scene of the accident.