Though we're coming up on Memorial Day, The Michigan Law Firm wants to bring your attention to an animal attack that happened last Christmas.
When you read the words animal attack, we're sure the first thing that came to mind was a massive beast mauling an innocent human. Or perhaps you pictured a rabid pit bull with a foaming mouth that you've seen in your neighborhood. What you probably didn't think of was a domesticated, fluffy, house cat, ripping into its owners neck. That's exactly what happened to Andrew Woodward.
The euphoric excitement that Mr. Woodward displayed when he unwrapped his gift to find a PlayStation 4, quickly morphed into pain and shock when his cat launched itself at Mr. Woodward's head. While the attack seems like it occurred for no reason, the video shows that the cat, named Magneto, was initially terrified by Mr. Woodward's screams of elation and excited movements. Since Magneto was startled by the sudden commotion, it could be possible that he thought he was under attack and retaliated.
Whatever the reason for Magneto's attack, Mr. Woodward's Christmas concluded with a trip to the doctor and several stitches.
Source: Inside Edition
Animal attacks are a dangerous occurrence that can result in serious and sometimes life threatening injuries. Even the smallest, cutest, seemingly harmless animals can turn vicious if they think someone poses a treat to them. As seen in this video, even our own pets can turn on us when startled. As such, it's wise to proceed with caution and to be mindful of our actions when in the presence of any animal, in order to prevent animal attacks. Since we can't communicate with animals however, we can't ever completely know how to prevent attacks. If you or someone you know has suffered a dog bite or cat attack, contact The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our firm works with victims of animal attacks to identify and recover any benefits you may be entitled to under Michigan law. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.