Heroic 6 Year Old Boy Saves Sister From Deadly Dog Bite

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Picture courtesy of Niki Walker @nicolenoelwalker       Dog Bite Attorney Phoenix Arizona Tucker Miller Law

The incredible story of Bridger, the heroic six-year-old boy from Wyoming who saved his sister from a dog attack earlier this month.

Amazingly  this mini “Titan”  is a Juijiteiro!! Bridger – is a student of jiu-jitsu – and his pediatrician told him he was the “bravest patient” they ever had. He intervened to save his sister from the dog attack because he stated: “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.”  Original Story here

Bridger, you are a real super hero and we at Tucker Miller Law are incredibly proud of and inspired by your bravery!!

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What should I do after dog bite?

If a dog bites you, take these steps right away: Wash the wound. … Slow the bleeding with a clean cloth.Apply over-the counter antibiotic cream if you have it. Wrap the wound in a sterile bandage. Keep the wound bandaged and see your doctor. Change the bandage several times a day once your doctor has examined the wound.

What should I do if I get bit by a dog legally?

Steps to take after a dog bite Identify the dog and its owner. Immediately identify the owner of the dog or the person who had custody of the dog when it attacked you. … Seek medical care. … File a dog bite report. … Gather more information. … Photograph your injuries. … Contact an attorney. … Begin a journal.

Do I need to see a doctor after a dog bite?

Should you see a doctor for a dog bite? Yes. Although you can provide first aid for a dog bite at home, it’s important to see a doctor, especially if an unfamiliar dog bit you, the bite is deep, you can’t stop the bleeding, or there are any signs of infection (redness, swelling, warmth, pus).

What to do after being attacked by a dog?

  • The steps you should take after a dog attack are:
  • seek medical attention immediately
  • follow your doctor’s wound-cleaning orders,
  • report the incident to your local animal control
  • identify witnesses,
  • document the bite wound,
  • speak to a personal injury attorney at Tucker Miller Law 602-870-5511


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What to do if your dog bites you and breaks the skin?

To care for the wound:

Stop the wound from bleeding by applying direct pressure with a clean, dry cloth. Wash the wound. … Apply an antibacterial ointment to the wound. … Put on a sterile bandage. If the bite is on the neck, head, face, hand, fingers, or feet, call your provider right away.

What food should not be taken after dog bite?

Some of the studies done in India have brought out a list of restriction followed by the victims which includes: not eating potatoes, milk, coriander, dhal, spicy foods, tomatoes, meat, etc.

How long do I have to sue for a dog bite?

One Year Is The Time Limits for Filing a Dog Bite Claim. If you are the victim of a dog bite, Arizona law requires you to take legal action against the dog’s owner within one year of the attack. This is referred to as the statute of limitations.

How long after a dog bite does infection set in?

After being bitten, most people who become ill will show symptoms within 3 to 5 days, but this can range anywhere from 1 to 14 days. Most Capnocytophaga infections usually occur with dog or cat bites. But some people who develop a Capnocytophaga infection have not been bitten.

Do all dog bites need antibiotics?

Most animal bites are from a dog, usually one known to the victim. … Antibiotic prophylaxis should be considered, especially if there is a high risk of infection, such as with cat bites, with puncture wounds, with wounds to the hand, and in persons who are immunosuppressed.

What does a dog bite infection look like? 

The most common symptoms of infection from animal bites are redness, pain, swelling, and inflammation at the site of the bite. You should seek immediate medical treatment if any of these symptoms continue for more than 24 hours. Other symptoms of infection include pus or fluid oozing from the wound.

Why did my dog attack me for no reason?

Some medical conditions can cause dogs to become aggressive. If a dog that has never shown any sign of aggression suddenly begins growling, snapping, or biting, it may be caused by a disease or illness. … Your suddenly aggressive dog may have an injury or an illness that’s causing major discomfort and stress.

What happens if my dog bites me and draws blood?

Puncture Wounds The flow of blood out of the wound will help to cleanse it. After five minutes, see if you can stop the bleeding through direct pressure. Again, if it does not stop, call for emergency help. If it does stop, cleanse the wound by rinsing under running water with mild soap for five minutes.

Do you need a tetanus shot for a dog bite?

Vaccine considerations following a dog bite should include evaluation of need for tetanus prophylaxis. Dog bites generally are not considered to be tetanus prone unless they are contaminated with soil. … Tetanus toxoid should be administered to patients following a high-risk bite and without vaccination within 10 years.

Who Is Liable In A Dog Bite Injury Claim?

There could be multiple people or entities that may be liable for a dog bite. It is possible if the owner of the dog is not present, a caretaker for the dog may be jointly liable for injuries. There may be other instances where other entities or individuals may be held liable. It is important to consult with an experienced dog bite attorney to determine who the correct parties are in order to file a proper claim.

Under Arizona Law Would A Dog Owner Will Most Likely Be Held Liable?

In Arizona there are very limited situations where a dog owner may avoid liability. There are a few defenses to dog bite claims including baiting and trespassing. Baiting is when the injured person does something that a reasonable person would believe would provoke a dog. This can be something as simple as poking a dog or pulling its ears. The dog bite statute requires an injured person to be on public property or lawfully on private property when the injury occurs. Therefore, if an injured party was trespassing, the owner may not be held liable for the injuries.

How soon after dog bite do I need tetanus?

Even if you are able to clean up the wound yourself, you should still visit a doctor immediately after being bitten. Tetanus shots may need to be administered within 48 hours to be most effective.

How many injections are required for dog bite?

Start a course of 5 anti-rabies injections. Injections at 0 days, 3, 7, 14 and 28 days. Make sure you tell the hospital as much about the dog as you can,

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How much is a dog bite claim worth?

  State           Average Cost per Claim    # of Claims             Claim Payout

1             New York                   $59,789                    821                            $49.09

2             New Jersey               $55,522                     586                            $32.54

3             Utah                          $45,760                      116                             $   5.31

4             California                 $45,542                    2166                             $98.65

5             Arizona                     $44,522                      393                              $17.50

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The average settlement amount for a dog bite claim was around $32,000 in 2014, an amount that has only increased since. Oct 18, 2017

Does insurance pay for dog bite?

Insurance covers accidents and statutory liability If the incident is not an accident, but was intentional, only the victim’s insurance will provide coverage. Dog bites are 99.9% accidents, so both kinds of insurance are available if the dog owner and the victim have them. If you are a dog owner, consider bumping up your liability coverage to over $500,000 to ensure you’re financially covered in the event of a dog bite. Some would suggest purchasing an umbrella policy of one million dollars in coverage.

Can The State Of Arizona Take My Dog From Me?

Yes, depending if your dog is proven to be vicious without provocation. However, Arizona is the 20th state to completely do away with breed-specific legislation — laws that ban or otherwise regulate dogs by breed.


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The American Veterinary Medical Association states that the rate of dog bites for children is highest between the ages of 5-9.

  • Most Dog Bites Occur with a Known Dog, in a Familiar Place
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs (CDC).
  • The vast majority of biting dogs (77%) belong to the victim’s family or a friend (CDC).
  • 80% of dog bites happen at home. (Kahn et al (2004) Miller and Howell (2007).

Can I lose my house if my dog bites someone?

Dog bites can be a serious problem. If a canine bit someone on your property, you may need to fight a lawsuit. Conversely, if you were bitten by a dog on someone else’s property, you may be able to recover damages from the property owner. Contact a local personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.

If You Or A Loved One Have been bitten or Attacked By A Dog Give Us A Call Today 602-870-5511

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