Ka’u, HI - Fatal Dog Attack on Outrigger Drive in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates
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Ka’u, HI – Fatal Dog Attack on Outrigger Drive in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates

August 3, 2023

Ka’u, HI (August 3, 2023) – A fatal dog attack occurred on August 1 in Ka’u on Outrigger Drive in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. The victim was identified as a 71-year-old man who was fatally attacked by four large dogs, according to witness reports.

At around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 1, police responded to an animal complaint in the 92-2000 block of Outrigger Drive. Police who arrived at the scene found the man lying in the road unresponsive. Emergency medical personnel were sent to the scene to render aid shortly after the incident occurred. 

Sadly, the victim succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital, sources said. Police in Hawaii are investigating this incident as a Negligent Failure to Control a Dangerous Dog case. The owners of the dogs were not home at the time of the attack, however, they were identified and notified of the incident. The four dogs, along with a litter of ten puppies, were turned over to the Hawaii County Animal Control and Protection Agency. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Dog Attacks in Hawaii

Every year in the United States, thousands of individuals are severely or even fatally injured due to dog bites and attacks. In Hawaii, dog attacks that end in severe or even fatal injuries are, unfortunately, more common than most people may know.

Over 4 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States per year, according to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these incidents, approximately 800,000 people seek medical attention for their wounds. While the majority of dog bites only result in minor injuries, a percentage do end in serious or even fatal injuries for victims. 

At the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we are totally committed to defending those who have been injured by the negligent actions of a third party, for instance, a dog owner who allowed their dog to bite you or someone you love. We will work to help you recover the maximum compensation available for your injuries and losses. Being bitten by a dog can result in several different damages, including: 

  • Physical injuries
  • Emotional/psychological trauma
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Rehab costs
  • Therapy costs

If a dog bite in Hawaii seriously injured you or a loved one of yours, you are in the right place. Our main goal is to help our clients by providing them with outstanding legal representation so you can maximize your recoveries and focus on your mental and physical health and well-being, and that of your loved ones. 

In Hawaii, it is the dog owner’s duty to ensure that their dog is in a secure or enclosed space or on a leash in order to prevent a dog attack from happening. Unfortunately, regardless of the assumed disposition of any animal, they can be totally unpredictable. Unfortunately, regardless of the assumed temperament of any animal, they can be unpredictable.

Any dog owner who fails to exercise reasonable care in preventing another person from becoming injured by losing control of their animal may be held responsible by the Hawaii dog bite law for any wounds caused directly by the dog/animal. Call the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner at (808) 537-2525 to work with a dog bite attorney in Hawaii who can help you recover if a dog has seriously injured you or a loved one. 

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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