Dog Mauls 73-year-old Port Angeles Woman

Date: June 1, 2015

Location: Port Angeles, Washington

Name: Jenelle Vivian Gilbert

Dog Mauls 73-year-old Port Angeles Woman

A 73-year-old woman is recovering from severe injuries after she was attacked by an American bulldog, while walking to her mailbox in Port Angeles.

A 9-month-old bulldog, owned by a neighbor, attacked Jenelle Vivian Gilbert as she was walking down her driveway.

The dog bit Gilbert’s hand as she tried to flee and pulled her to the ground, leaving her with puncture wounds above each eye, possible bone or musculature damage to her forearm and other wounds.

The dog was tethered in the neighbor’s backyard but somehow escaped.

We wish Jenelle Vivian Gilbert a full and speedy recovery.

If you sustain and injury from a dog bite, the dog’s owner can be held accountable for all damages, such as medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Here’s what to do if you have been bitten by a dog:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention.
  2. Take notes on the incident, including what you remember about the dog, the location, and the circumstances.
  3. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  4. Get the name and contact information of the dog’s owner/handler.
  5. Take photos of the injury.

Like other personal injury cases, dog bite injury victims are entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering and permanent scarring. In some very rare cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages, so talk to our Portland dog bite attorneys for a free evaluation.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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