Kay Robertson, one of the stars of the TV show “Duck Dynasty,” was hospitalized after the family’s dog, Bobo, attacked her and bit off part of her lip.
According to a Fox news report, Robertson, 73, is said to be recuperating at home after the incident detailed by her husband Phil Robertson on his podcast titled “Unashamed.” The dog bite left Robertson with a serious wound that was bleeding heavily and required treatment.
Phil told his listeners that his wife came to him in the middle of the night holding a rag to her mouth telling him that they needed to get to the hospital. When she moved the rag, he saw her top lip was split in two and that she was bleeding profusely. He said the attack happened when Kay was getting ready to go to bed and leaned down to give her dog a goodnight kiss, startling the sleeping dog, which snapped at her.
Phil Robertson said in the podcast: “I said the old saying ‘Miss Kay, let a sleeping dog lie.’ You need to remember that.” The family plans to keep the dog. Kay Robertson had to get stitches to secure her facial wound.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kay Robertson and we wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Understanding Your Rights
This incident is an example of how even seasoned dog owners can sometimes forget how to behave around dogs. It is important to remember that when it comes to dogs, it is always a good idea not to disturb one that is sleeping or feeding/caring for its puppies. It is also good to ask a dog owner for permission before petting a dog – even if it’s a dog you know. When you do so, always approach with care.
However, it is important to know that California has a strict liability statute when it comes to dog attacks. This means if your dog attacks and injures someone else, you can be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages, and losses your pet causes. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehab, cosmetic surgery, and psychological counseling, as well as pain and suffering and emotional distress. If you have been attacked by a dog, please contact an experienced California dog bite lawyer to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.