Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey Articles Three Pit Bulls Attack Dog and Police Officer

Three Pit Bulls Attack Dog and Police Officer

By Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey  Mar. 14, 2011 4:40p

Somersworth, N.H. – A New Hampshire man received 12 citations after three pit bulls in his care, attack a dog while being walked by its owner and a Somersworth police officer who came to the dog’s rescue.

Scott Libby, 31, was charged with six counts of vicious dog, three counts of dog-at-large and, three counts of having unregistered dogs.

Police report that a local resident was walking his dog by Libby’s house on a Sunday morning when the three pit bulls viciously attacked the dog. According to Police Captain Russ Timmons, when the police officer came to the dog’s rescue, the pit bulls then began circling the officer, biting him on his left thigh. Fortunately, neither the dog that was attacked nor the officer sustained serious injuries in the incident. If you or someone you love has been injured from a dog bite or animal attack, contact a personal injury attorney today.

New Hampshire Dog Bite Law

Every state has its own set of dog bit laws. The state of New Hampshire has strict laws pertaining to dog-bite injuries that are favorable to the victim. The dog bit law covers any damaged caused by the dog that applies to injuries to not only humans, but animals as well, including another dog or cat. The statute makes dog owners strictly liable for harm which was caused by the dog’s “vicious or mischievous acts.” The act does not have to include direct contact; this includes injuries which were caused by the dog frightening the victim, for an example, making a person flip their bike out of fear.

Dog bites are very serious; unfortunately the majority of dog bite victims are small children, who typically sustain injuries to the face and neck. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury because of another person’s dog, contact a New Hampshire dog bite and animal attack lawyer from Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey for further assistance with your personal injury claim.

Contact a New Hampshire dog bite and animal attack attorney from our firm today for a free initial consultation.

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