Imagine the fear that could overcome a person who is just about to go home after a long day of work, when they are viciously attacked by a dog. This is what happened to a California worker, unaware that local police were using his workplace to train their new K-9 officer. The dog was being trained to sniff out suspects in a large building, but attacked an unsuspecting worker who suffered serious personal injury as a result.
The dog bit the man's arm and clamped down hard, which is a common way trained police dogs disarm or take down a suspect. Unfortunately for the worker, the police responsible for training the dog did not make sure the building was clear before beginning the training exercise. Though certainly the dog thought it was doing what had been asked, the human handlers were negligent.
An investigation has been opened by California Police to determine the details of the accident. The worker had to be hospitalized for his injuries. The bites were so severe, he may require plastic surgery and is unable to work at this time. His doctors have warned that the wounds are prone to infection and may possibly get worse if they come into contact with bacteria.
When someone suffers a serious personal injury through no fault of his or her own, he or she may feel as if he or she has been treated unfairly. Medical bills and lost wages can be difficult to manage when a person is already hurt. Sometimes, it's a good idea to contact a knowledgeable attorney. An attorney may be able to assist victims as they attempt to seek justice in a court of law and collect any compensation that may be applicable.