Dallas-Area Dog Mauling Leaves Infant Dead

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Certain breeds are more likely to be aggressive than others, but any dog can seriously injure a child.


3 Dogs Maul Infant to Death at Babysitters Home in Dallas-Area Attack

According to a KSAT News report, a Dallas baby is dead after 3 shepherd mixes attacked the child while at a babysitter’s home on Monday.

Duncanville police responded to the incident at a home on the 1500 block of Lime Leaf Lane at around 10:40 a.m. on April 15th. A 1-year-old baby boy was viciously attacked by three shepherd mixes that belonged to the babysitter. They were apparently kept outside but had managed to get in the house at the time of the attack. First responders treated him at the scene, but the baby later died of his injuries at the hospital. The dogs were taken to an animal shelter, and potential criminal charges are being looked into for the owner.

There were 3 other children at the home during the attack, but none of them were injured. The dogs were not involved in any previous incident.

Did You Know?

Children and the elderly are more vulnerable to dog attacks than other age groups.

Suing a Babysitter for Your Child’s Injury in Texas: What You Need to Know

Millions of parents across the country rely on babysitters to care for their young children while they’re at work.

When a babysitter allows a child to be seriously injured under their care, you can sue them for damages. They have a responsibility to protect your child from harm, and when they violate that duty, you deserve to be compensated.

Establishing Negligence

Babysitters owe a reasonable duty of care to keep your child safe from harm. In order to collect compensation for your child’s injury while under the care of the sitter, you have to prove:

  1. The sitter owed a reasonable duty of care;
  2. The sitter violated that reasonable duty;
  3. The violation of duty directly resulted in your child’s injury.

There are many actions that constitute negligence where babysitters are concerned, such as:

  • Failing to secure dangerous items (knives, guns, poison, etc.)
  • Allowing a child to ingest a known allergen,
  • Assaulting a child or allowing a child to be assaulted,
  • Failing to protect a child from environmental dangers (traffic, aggressive animals, pools, etc.)
  • Allowing a child to be burned,
  • Allowing a child to suffer a strangulation or choking injury,
  • And failing to obtain the proper medical care when necessary.

Proving negligence is easier with hard evidence, such as:

  • Videos Showing Neglect or Abuse,
  • Pictures of Injuries,
  • Medical Records,
  • Background Checks,
  • and Journals Documenting the Abuse.

An experienced child injury attorney can help you gather the necessary documents to bolster your claim. Additionally, if the babysitter was a minor (under the age of 18), you can still sue, but special considerations are involved. In any case, when a child is injured, it’s best to hire legal counsel to advise and assist you with your claim.

Was Your Child Injured Under the Care of a Babysitter in Texas? Call Carabin Shaw.

Nothing is more devastating than your child being injured by a careless third party. Take control of the situation and get the help you need with experienced legal counsel.

Carabin Shaw has been representing the parents of injured children across Texas for more than 30 years. We’re a trusted name in San Antonio because we put our clients first. If a negligent babysitter injured your child, call the team that cares at 800-862-1260 or use the live chat to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced child injury attorneys. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report

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