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Sedalia, MO – SPD Officer Injured in Dog Attack on Washington Ave

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Sedalia, MO (December 5, 2022) – An officer with the Sun Valley Police Department was left injured following a dog attack that took place on Monday morning. Around 11 a.m., on December 5, the Sedalia Police Department responded to the scene of an incident on South Washington Avenue.

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According to reports, the Sedalia Police Department officers were dispatched to the scene of an active shooter in the area of 1204 S. Washington Avenue. As officers surveyed the scene, two large breed dogs charged an officer in the street.

Both dogs attacked the officer and bit them repeatedly. One of the dogs was shot by the officer. The other dog was taken back into the residence where it had run out of. It was later taken by animal services to be quarantined. The officer was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

We hope the officer who was injured as a result of this dog attack is able to recover quickly.

Dog Attacks in Missouri

Sedalia, MO – SPD Officer Injured in Dog Attack on Washington AveMore than 1 million dog attacks take place in the United States each year. Unfortunately, many of these incidents result in serious injuries for those involved. Many victims suffer from muscle damage, nerve damage, and severe cuts and lacerations. These injuries can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurements.

If you have been injured as a result of a dog attack, it is important that you understand the legal options available to you. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.

According to Missouri law, dog owners are strictly liable for any injuries their dogs cause. This means that even if the dog has never shown aggression before, the owner can still be held responsible for any damages resulting from an attack. In order to recover damages, you will need to prove that the attack occurred and that you suffered injuries as a result.

If you have been attacked by a dog, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention for the injuries that you have suffered. Once you have been seen by a doctor or other medical professional, you should then contact an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney will help you gather evidence and build a strong case against the negligent dog owner.

Compensation in a personal injury claim can include the costs for medical care, any lost wages you suffered, and more. If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog attack, don’t wait to take action. Contact a Sedalia dog bite attorney as soon as possible today to learn more about your legal options

Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have helped our clients recover more than $500 million in damages and can help you too. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 816-888-8888 and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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