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Pit Bull Attack Leaves Clay County Woman in Serious Condition

Posted on December 23, 2011

News4jax.com reports that a Clay County woman was mauled by six pit bull dogs owned by her son Sunday afternoon, December 18. The 61-year-old woman was riding in a golf cart in the 6000 block of Old Carter Road in Maxville between her land and her son’s when the dogs attacked her legs. A neighbor heard her cries for help and someone shot one of the pit bulls to get if off of the woman. A Clay County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson says the woman is still in danger of losing a leg. The dogs are in the Clay County Animal Care and Control center and they could be put down. Her son says he hadn’t finished building a new pen to house the dogs so they were roaming freely at the time of the attack.

Let’s all pray that this woman makes a speedy and complete recovery both physically and mentally.

There is a great debate about pit bulls and their owners, but we don’t want to get into that here. The owners are known to lay the foundation for a dog’s personality.

But when it comes to insurance, a dog owner should know what they are getting into if they want to own a pit bull, Rottweiler or any dog considered dangerous. Landlords don’t like pit bulls in particular because they increase their liability, no matter if it is fair or accurate. Major home insurance companies have been known to charge more if there is a particular breed of dog present on the premises.

There is also something called canine liability coverage sold throughout the U.S. This covers the dog owner if someone is bitten. Check your homeowner or renter policy to see if it covers dog bites under general liabilities.

If you are bitten by a dog, the dog’s owner is responsible for your injuries. The Florida dog attack injury lawyers at Farah & Farah offer a complimentary consultation on your dog bite case that you can receive by calling (800) 533-3555.