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Dog Attacks Owner's Mother

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 3-Jul-2011

A Knoxville woman is recovering from serious injuries after being attacked by her family's dog, reports say.

Mary Weaver, 79, suffered injuries to both her legs and one arm and was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

The Pit Bull, owned by the woman's son, attacked while a neighbor watched. He retrieved a gun and fired two shots into the ground to scare off the dog – which worked well enough that the dog let go and hid.

Emergency services arrived to find the dog under the crawl space in a nearby building. They initially tried to capture the dog, but when it became clear it would not be possible to do so safely, they shot the dog, The animal died on scene and was taken to an animal shelter for a necropsy.

The Doan Law Firm P.C. has extensive experience in personal injury and accidental death and can assist any family suffering loss or injury – even in the event of a dog attack. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houstonpersonal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM

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