Mother of fatal dog attack victim speaks in court

The mother of a 4-year-old girl who was brutally attacked and killed by a neighbor’s dog in Prairie City in 2013 took the stand against the dog’s owner, who used to be a close friend, KCCI 8 reported on May 7.

According to reports, the victim’s mother was in tears while talking about her daughter but confirmed during a cross examination that she initially did not blame the dog’s owner. That changed, however, when she learned more details about what had happened and saw her daughter’s wounds first hand at the hospital. A crew member of the medical response team in the April 2013 incident said that he saw the little girl lying lifeless on the ground, and even then, the dog exhibited signs of aggression. The female dog owner was charged in relation to the fatal dog attack incident.

Dog attacks can be devastating, especially if they result in the loss of a loved one. If you have experienced a dog attack injury or the wrongful death of a loved one in Iowa, the team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you pursue financial restitution from the dog owner responsible. Call us at 877-327-2600 today to discuss your particular situation.



Ferocious dogs severely injure man

A 62-year-old man was severely injured after two dogs savagely mangled his arm on June 12.The doctors from Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery who treated Thomas Krengel, who almost lost his right arm after dogs attacked him, said it is the worst dog bite that they have seen.

The attack happened on the north side of Des Moines when Krengel, who was staying on a friends’ house, was mauled when trying to get two copulating chow chows to go inside the house. The two dogs became agressive and attacked him after he tried to break them apart. The dogs mangled Krengel’s arm as he try to protect his throat.

Fortunately, doctors were able to preserve his arm.

Sadly, many people in Des Moines are bitten or attacked by dogs due to the owner’s negligence. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our lawyers help victims of such attacks seek compensation for their injuries. Learn how we might be able to help you by calling 877-327-2600.



Man injured in dog attack

A man who was walking his dog was injured after he was attacked by a stray dog in the 2400 block of Crestview Drive, afternoon of March 24.

Bettendorf Police said the accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. when the man was attacked by a mixed breed Rottweiler and Pitbull. The man reportedly shielded his dog out of fear his dog might be harmed. The victim was rushed to Trinity Hospital in Bettendorf after the stray dog bit his face, where he sustained bites and punctures on his nose. The man’s dog, on the other hand, did not sustain any injuries in the reported attack.

Bettendorf Police said the stray dog is described to be brown or black in color, short-haired, and weighs about 75-80 pounds.

While it is unclear where this dog came from, many dog attacks that cause innocent people harm occur as a result of a negligent dog owner failing to secure their dog. If this has happened to you or a loved one, call the lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 and find out if we can help you pursue compensation.



Sioux City pays $6,500 in a settlement with woman attacked by police dog

Sioux City recently settled a lawsuit and paid a woman who was attacked by a police dog in 2009.

A settlement to pay Keisha Davis $6,500 was approved by the city council on March 25. According to a suit filed by Davis in December 2011 in Woodbury County District Court, she was at her home in December 2009 when four police came to arrest her then-husband Kevin Davis. Keisha Davis sustained injuries after a dog was released by Officer Noltze. She later filed charges against former police Chief Joe Frisbie, Chief Doug Young, and Officer Lori Noltze.

Sioux City attorney Nicole Jensen-Harris was not available for comment as of press time.

As demonstrated in this incident, the negligence of other people all too often allows others to sustain injuries in a dog attack. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our lawyers strive to fight for the rights of those who have been bitten or attacked by a dog due to the negligence of it’s owner. Call 877-327-2600 to find out how we can help you if this has happened to you.



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