Charlotte Area Incidents Illustrative of Seriousness of Dog Bite Attacks

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

On a June 22, 2012, an eight year boy from York, South Carolina was attacked by a Chow. According to witnesses, the dog was on his leash in a neighbor's yard when the attack occurred. There has been no indication of why the dog attacked the boy and no criminal charges have been filed. The boy was transported to Piedmont Medical Center with several wounds and scratches on his arms and legs. He has been recovering well since the incident but will likely require additional medical care.

Although the attack on the York, South Carolina child is still tragic, this recent attack was not as vicious as recent attacks in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. On May 30, 2011, a Rock Hill eleven year old was attacked by a Pit Bull. The boy was attacked while walking to his neighbor's house after the Pit Bull's leash snapped. Authorities were unsure whether the dog was properly vaccinated and whether the leash was capable of actually restraining the dog. The boy was severely injured with injuries to his hands and arms, including the loss of four inches of the boy's scalp. The injured child will require months of corrective surgery and skin grafting.

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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