Dog Bites

California Law on Dog Bites

Dogs are known as man’s best friend. Unfortunately, as sweet and loyal as most dogs may be, some have a tendency to bite and attack humans. Dog bites can cause serious physical and emotional injuries to the victim. In some serious cases, the victim can also be at risk for contracting rabies which, if left untreated, is almost invariably fatal. Dog Owner Liability in California Dog owners are obligated...
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Important Steps To Take After a Dog Bite

A dog may be a man’s best friend, but it can also be a man’s worse enemy if and when it attacks. Approximately 4.7 million Americans are attacked and bit by dogs every year. About half of these victims are children between the ages of 5 and 9. One out of every five dog attacks cause a serious injury that requires extensive medical care and treatment, according to the...
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Types of Compensation Afforded Dog Bite Victims

Dogs are generally known as man’s best friend. They are cute, friendly and loyal. Dogs can be great companions for most of us. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case. Dog attacks are common in the United States. In fact, dog attacks cost approximately $2 billion in damages each year. The majority of dog attacks occur in the owner’s own house or around their neighborhoods. Many people are...
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Legal Issues Faced In Dog Bite Injury Cases in California

Most animals, especially dogs, make pretty good pets. However, you can never predict an animal’s behavior which is why dog bites and animal attacks are a common cause of injuries. In more serious cases, an animal attack can leave a person seriously or permanently injured, and can even lead to death. Victims of dog and animal attacks also have to face other issues like lost wages, expensive medical bills...
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Dog Bite Victims Beware: Not All Dog Breeds Are Covered By Homeowner’s Insurance

Dogs are generally cute animals that tend to make a good companion for just about anyone. However, these animals are not always friendly. They can bite and they can attack. They can cause real injury to the victims. Each day, approximately 1,000 Americans require emergency care for dog bite injuries. Unfortunately, the majority of these dog bite victims (according to statistics, 81%) are young children. If you have been...
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California Boy Killed In Vicious Pit Bull Attack

Tyler Trammel Huston, 9 years of age, was mauled to death in a vicious pit bull attack while he was staying with his sister in Linda, California. According to KTLA news report the devastating accident occurred on January 3, 2016 when the three pit bulls were inside Alexandria Griffin-Heady’s trailer home. Relatives of the family state that Tyler had been living with a foster family in Elk Grove, but...
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Who is Responsible for My Dog Bite Injuries?

Most people love dogs, but every now and then a dog bite can seriously injure someone. Medical bills, emotional trauma, and disability can all be the result of a damaging dog attack. Finding the responsible party is important and can lead to financial compensation for dog bite victims. The question that most dog bite victims often have after an incident is who is responsible for their injuries? The short...
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Scary Bark, Scary Bite

There are approximately 6.5 million dogs in the United States. Dog owners are held responsible for all damages inflicted upon a person regardless of the previous tendencies of the dog in attacking humans. If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, you should call an Orange County dog bite lawyer to protect your legal rights. California Dog Bite Statute Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 3342,...
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Leashing Dogs: L.A. Law

The County of Los Angeles has codified dog leash laws into its legal books. The L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control specifies that dogs that are off the premises of their owners must be on a leash at all times. This broad ruling refers to all breeds of dogs whether they are dangerous or non-dangerous as well as all public situations. L.A.’s Title 10 Section 10.32.010 states...
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Fatal Dog Bite Case Illustrates Need for Enforcement

Dog bite cases continue to plague Orange County residents. They are often related to special “attack breeds” of dogs such as pit bulls. Home insurance estimates show that pit bulls are a popular breed in Orange County and other areas of Southern California. Although these breeds can be competent guard dogs, some tragic cases underscore the need for additional safety measures. KTLA, a local news venue reporting events out...
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