Carroll County, MS – Delta Electric Lineman Viciously Attacked by 5 Pit Bulls near Hwy 35

Carroll County, MS (December 14, 2022) – A Delta Electric lineman is currently recovering at a hospital in Jackson after he was attacked by pit bulls in Carroll County. Police report that the attack happened near Holcomb off Highway 35 North on Tuesday, December 13. 

Information from investigators shows Ivan Bubba Rawles III had just got done with a service call at the home of Michael Ray Mabry. He was backing down the driveway when his vehicle was stuck. When he attempted to walk toward the house, five pit bulls ran from a nearby house and viciously attacked him. 

Investigators reported Mabry came outside and shot a weapon into the air to scare the dogs away. One of the dogs was killed during the attack. Police and other responders arrived at the scene and airlifted Rawles to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. 

He underwent multiple hours of surgery and is expected to recover fully. The dogs’ owner, David Nicholas Smith, put the four remaining dogs down himself. 

Charges are pending against Smith, who was not in compliance with the county’s pit bull ordinance. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. 

Mississippi Premises Liability Cases

 Carroll County, MS - Delta Electric Lineman Viciously Attacked by 5 Pit Bulls near Hwy 35 Premises liability generally comes into play in personal injury cases. An unsafe or defective condition on the property of another individual that causes an injury or death is often the foundation for a premises liability case. The majority of legal claims involving personal injury and wrongful death involve negligence, and premises liability claims are no different. An injured individual, if they wish to bring a premises liability claim, has the responsibility to prove that a property owner acted negligently in maintaining the general safety of their property/aspects of their property, which directly resulted in injuries. A premises liability claim may be brought in any situation where a property owner did not use reasonable care in connection with their property. 

A required point in premises liability states that if you were hurt on the property of another person, this does not specifically mean that the owner of that property was negligent. Further, if a property was unsafe, this does not exactly mean that the property was maintained in a negligent manner. You must be able to successfully prove that the owner of the property totally neglected to fix a hazardous situation. 

Victims can bring premises liability cases for unsafe conditions that result in injury or fatalities, as well as inadequate maintenance or defective construction of the premises where the accident/injury/fatality took place. Some examples of premises liability cases include the following:

  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Defective equipment
  • Improperly maintained equipment, furnishings, furniture
  • Poisoning
  • Dog bites/attacks
  • Open holes
  • And more.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Mama Justice will work diligently to provide you with justice and compensation. Our experienced team of attorneys has over forty years of combined experience in protecting the rights of injured victims and their family members. We firmly believe in preserving injured victims’ rights, specifically when they were violated due to negligence.

A Carroll County Premises Liability lawyer can help you to recover financially. Filing a premises liability claim is in your best interest if you know that another person’s negligence directly caused your injuries. 

Contact our personal injury attorneys at Mama Justice at (888) 484-1476 to learn more about your legal rights. Our services cost you nothing unless you’re compensated.

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