Two roaming pit bull breed dogs were the culprits of two separate dog attacks on October 2nd in Kirkland that left two women with serious injuries from dog bites.
According to the Kirkland Reporter, two pit bulls belonging to Louis Chavez escaped from their home in Kirkland and began roaming the neighborhood. 49-year-old Kerri Osmulski was walking home from her job at Rose Hill Elementary School when one of the dogs attacked her out of nowhere. The dog bit her on her upper leg and blood from the bite allegedly soaked her jeans, according to a police report.
Eventually a neighbor heard Osmulski’s screams for help and picked her up in a vehicle. Moments before this attack, 81-year-old Suzanne Peerman was attacked by the same dogs. The dogs bit her on the upper leg while she was standing in her driveway, but she was able to get inside her home and close the door behind her.
Both women were treated for their injuries and Osmulski was reportedly diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder because she told officials that she was extremely anxious and frightened about potentially encountering the dogs again in the future. Osmulski lives nearby the location of the dog bite attack.
Both women expressed that they believe Chavez should pay for their medical bills. Depending on the particular insurance policies that Chavez and his family have, there may be a potential dog bite claim in the works with this scenario. Thankfully for the victims, they made smart decisions by calling the police and getting their injuries checked out by medical professionals in the event that they decide to pursue a dog bite claim against the owner of the pit bulls.
Kirkland Dog Bite Attorneys
If you have been the victim of a dog attack and were injured as a result, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and medical bills. Contact the Davis Law Group today at 206-727-4000 to find out if you have a claim. The phone call is free and the advice could make all the difference in your claim.