More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. And while anybody can be the victim of a dog attack, a recent study conducted by a California hospital shows that young children are most at risk—particularly children between the ages of 1 and 5. Unfortunately, children get bitten more often than adults, and […]
Category: Dog Bites
$150,000 California Dog Attack Injury Settlement
Imagine being attacked by two pit bulls while walking your dog in a California neighborhood. This was a terrifying real-life situation for one of our clients at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. While taking her dog out for a walk, two off-leash pit pulls came toward her. Because she could sense that they were aggressive […]
What is Considered a Vicious Dog in California?
Please be advised that the following topic is for informational purposes only and not a legal matter currently handled by our firm. If you need further assistance regarding this particular topic, you can contact your local Bar Association for a referral to an attorney who may be able to address your inquiry in more detail. Dogs are […]
Defenses That Could Come Up in Your California Dog Bite Case
In California, victims of dog bites can file a personal injury claim or file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog to recover compensation for their injuries. In fact, California has the strictest dog bite case law compared to other states. Where these cases in California are concerned, the law states that the owner […]
Who’s Liable if a Dog Bites Me When It’s With a Dog Sitter?
Dog sitters and walkers are a huge help to millions of pet owners. These pet sitting services have seen an enormous 68% increase in use over the past 30 years! At the same time though, who is liable for a dog bite if that dog is in the care of a dog sitter? California has […]
What to Do if You’re Bitten By a Street Dog
A dog bite is a traumatic experience, especially if you’re attacked on the street by a stray dog. Out of nowhere, an animal attacks you and leaves you scared and bleeding. After you get medical attention for your bite, you’ll be wondering how to hold the right person responsible for what happened to you. This […]
Dog Bites and Postal Workers: California Ranks Among the Worst in the Nation
California is #1 in many things, like discovering Hollywood stars and developing new technology in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, our state is also #1 in dog bites. The United States Postal Service’s annual study on state dog bite injuries puts California at the top of the list. More than 5,800 USPS workers are the victims of […]
How to Avoid Dog Bites in California Apartment Complexes
Did you know 70% of apartment renters own pets? The Los Angeles Times found that 7 out of 10 California’s apartment dwellers keep pets in their apartments, primarily cats and dogs. This makes apartment complexes hotspots for dog bites. As people take their pups out for walks and bathroom breaks, interactions with other people sometimes […]
Emotional Effects of a Dog Bite Injury
Did you know dogs bite more than 20,000 people in Los Angeles County every year? Plus, there are hundreds of thousands of other bites across California and the U.S. These dog bites are painful, costly, and traumatic for victims. Although many effects of a dog bite are immediate, like the jagged lacerations that come from […]
Who Is Liable for a Dog Bite Injury in California?
Being attacked by a dog and suffering a resulting injury due to a dog bite is a traumatizing, painful experience. Dogs are powerful animals, and when they bite, they can inflict serious damage to the body. The vast majority of animal bites that occur in the United States are inflicted by dogs, and more dog […]