Posted on December 8th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
A commercial airline made an emergency landing after a dog on board the plane bit two people, a passenger and a flight attendant. The flight was from Newark, New Jersey to Phoenix, Arizona. Apparently, the owner released the dog from its carrier and it then proceeded to bite the two people. It is unknown how severe the dog bite injuries were, but the plane landed to determine that all passengers were safe. Some commercial airlines allow certain pets if the pet is in a flight approved carrier, carrier is kept closed, and remains under the passenger’s seat.
Air travel is one of the more safe means of transportation compared to cars and motorcycles, however, when there are accidents on airplanes they receive more attention since the plane is usually many thousands of feet in the air. Terrorism and the increased safety procedures that have changed air travel in the last decade bring all air accidents to the forefront of news. It is unusual to hear about a dog-bite accident combined with an air travel headline. Wherever a dog bit occurs, the owner is usually liable. Negligent behavior on the part of a pet owner that result in an individual being bitten or injured can produce a personal injury claim. If you have been bitten by dog, contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney to determine if you have a claim. As dog bit accidents are on the rise in the United States, everyone should take safety precautions when around a dog and examine your options if you are injured.
Call Zane T. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm to safeguard your rights and financial well-being. Please contact the firm today to determine if you have a personal injury case relating to a dog bite at 1(314) 276-1681. Source: Emergency Landing After Dog Bites Flight Attendant, Passenger, Bisbane Times, 12/7/10