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Dog Attack in Wichita Falls

On Monday morning, a man was brutally attacked by two dogs in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened sometime around 9:00 a.m., on Taylor Street. Although very few details about the attack have been released, we do know that a neighbor witnessed the attack and rushed to aid the victim. Keenan Rook looked out his window to see the victim collapse to the ground. He ran outside and was able to kick the dogs away from the injured man.

Dangerous Dogs in Wichita Falls

At this time, we don’t know the man’s current condition or the extent of injuries involved. Initial reports indicate that the man was responsive on the scene, but did suffer from bites to his head and skull. At least one of the dogs was a Pit Bull or Pit Bull type mix. KFDX News Channel Three also reported that animal control was on the scene to remove the animals. They will be in quarantine for 10 days and checked for rabies. There is no word on whether or not anybody has claimed ownership for either dog.

Residents Not Surprised by Attack

Sadly, residents in the area reported that they were not surprised this attack happened. Mary Winfrey, who was one house away from where the attack happened, said these dogs have been roaming the area for months. She has even called neighbors to warn them if she sees them on the loose. Residents in the neighborhood have been living in fear of the dangerous dogs. Although the adult male victim survived the attack, one neighbor remarked that it would have been a different story had it been a child outside at the time.

Child Killed by Pit Bull in Lawton

Earlier this month, we reported on a fatal Pit Bull attack in Lawton, Oklahoma. A Three-year-old child was killed in the backyard, while a family friend was babysitting. When first responders arrived on the scene, the dog was so aggressive, it had to be shot on the spot. Combined, Pit Bulls and Rottweilers accounted for 74 percent of the total recorded dog-attack fatalities between 2005 and 2014.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a dog attack in Wichita Falls or the surrounding Texoma communities, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at (940) 761-4000 for an immediate free consultation.

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Wichita Falls Traffic Superintendent Attacked by Dog

On Tuesday, Wichita Falls Traffic Superintendent Mark Beauchamp was attacked by a dog during a walk with his family. According to KFDX News Channel Three, Beauchamp, his wife and their dog, a Golden Retriever named Grace, were out for a stroll when a neighborhood dog escaped its yard and attacked them. Initially, the gray and white Australian Shepherd went for Beauchamp’s wife and dog. In trying to protect them, the dog attacked him and bit hit leg multiple times. Finally, the dog was called off by its owner.

Wichita Falls Dog Attack

Beauchamp recounted his experience for KFDX News Channel Three and said that once the dog had turned on him, he was mostly focused on trying to keep the dog away and not fall to the ground during the attack. This attack happened just before Beauchamp’s upcoming walking safety class at Jefferson Elementary. Unfortunately, the talk will have to be rescheduled as he recovers from his injuries. Beauchamp and his wife are thankful that the attack was not worse, and did not happen to one of the many elderly residents in their neighborhood. Making the most out of a bad situation, Beauchamp plans on using this dog attack as a teaching experience for future safety training classes.

Dog Bite Statistics

  • In 2001, an estimated 368,245 people were treated in U.S emergency departments for nonfatal dog bite-related injuries.
  • 42 percent of dog bites in 2001 occurred among children aged 14 years and younger.
  • The average cost of a dog bite-related hospital stay was $18,200.
  • There were four times as many dog bite-related emergency department visits and three times as many hospital stays in rural areas than in urban areas.

After a Dog Bite in Texoma

If you have been injured in a dog attack or bit by a dog in the Texoma area, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group for an immediate free case consultation. You’re likely facing medical expenses, painful injuries, lost wages and other expenses associated with the attack. Since dog bite cases are often complex and may involve an animal owner’s homeowners’ insurance policy, these cases can be complicated.

At this time, the dog in question is being quarantined with Wichita Falls Animal Services. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes Wichita Falls Traffic Superintendent Mark Beauchamp a swift and full recovery from his injuries.

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Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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