Chloe Sunder, 6, was injured in a Las Vegas dog attack in a dog park. The incident left the youngster with serious injuries, and the dog’s owner fled the scene.
According to a KLAS news report, the girl was enjoying a fine afternoon at the Vegas dog park with her grandma and aunt when the attack occurred. Chloe’s aunt Daphne Neal said the girl began to run toward an obstacle course at the park, and that is when the dog began to attack her.
Owner Fled the Scene after Las Vegas Dog Attack
The owner got her dog off the girl but took off when she saw how badly Chloe was injured. Neal said she thought the dog’s owner was pulling the dog away so they could exchange information. A witness was able to briefly note down a Utah license plate number. The young victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Chloe’s mother, Sarah Sunder, said she had never seen her daughter scream and cry the way she did after the dog attack. Sunder also said there were no records of the dog and that Chloe had to take several rounds of rabies vaccines. Sunder said she wants the dog’s owner to pay for their medical bills. The dog’s owner is described as a blonde woman in her 40s with a car that had Utah license plates. Clark County officials and animal control have launched an investigation into the Las Vegas dog attack.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chloe Sunder and her family members. We wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Dog Owner’s Responsibilities
Nevada does not have a statewide strict liability dog bite law, unlike other states like California. However, under Nevada and Clark County laws (where this Las Vegas dog attack occurred), an owner whose dog bites another person can be held financially responsible when the animal has had a prior history of aggression, of which the owner should have been aware. An owner can be held liable in a dog bite case when the dog has previously bitten someone under the state’s “one bite” rule. The owner can also be held liable if their dog has been classified as “dangerous” or “vicious” or if the owner was in violation of a municipal statute regarding dog ownership.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite or has been injured in an incident such as this Las Vegas dog attack, it is important that you contact an experienced Las Vegas dog bite lawyer who will stay on top of the investigation and make sure that the negligent parties are held liable. Often, compensation will be available through the dog owner’s homeowners insurance policy for medical expenses, cost of hospitalization, surgeries to repair scars, permanent injuries, and pain and suffering. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will be able to help explore all sources of compensation for you and your family.