Dog Bites | San Diego Injury Accident Lawyer Blog
A sheriff dog bit a woman suspected of vehicle theft during a standoff with police outside the parking lot of an Albertson’s grocery store in Oceanside, CA on Wednesday night, December 18, 2019. Police reportedly responded to a report of a stolen vehicle out of San Diego in the parking lot outside the said grocery store at approximately 6:30 pm, close to the intersection of Marron Road and College Boulevard. The woman who was bitten by a sheriff dog during the standoff was taken to a hospital for treatment of the injury she sustained.
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According to officials at Rady Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Humane Society, the incidence of children being bitten by dogs is on the rise in San Diego County. An emergency room nurse at Rady says there were 457 reported dog bite cases at the hospital last year, and that in most cases, the victim was bitten by a familiar dog. (County Animal Services receives reports of about 2,500 dog bites each year, so it is clearly not a rare phenomenon.) Read the rest »
While Inauguration Day nears and President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, another member of the presidential family is making headlines. Sunny, one of the First Family’s two Portuguese water dogs, apparently bit an 18-year-old visitor on the face while she was trying to pet her. The girl, reportedly one of presidential daughter Malia’s friends, was attended to by the president’s personal doctor. The teenager is expected to be fine but may need a few stitches. While Portuguese water dogs are supposed to be a friendly breed, one can never know exactly how an individual dog will act in any given situation. Read the rest »
It’s impossible to tell what the damages will be from a case – any case – without fully understanding all the details of the case. However, if you’ve been bitten by a dog in San Diego, there are some guidelines you can follow to get an idea of the compensation you might be entitled to receive.
Dogs are typically known as man’s best friend. They often bring much-needed love and companionship to a household. However, there are times when a dog’s behavior can suddenly turn aggressive and dangerous. Whatever the reason may be, when a dog attacks another human, it should be taken seriously and addressed by the owner instead of just written off as an accident. Read the rest »
Dogs may be our best friends, but if untrained or incorrectly prompted, they can turn vicious quickly. Over four million people report dog bites each year, and 850,000 of those require medical assistance, with looming hospital bills to boot. Read the rest »
Dog bites can be physically and emotionally painful. However, suffering dog bites does not mean you should suffer financially. Knowing your rights can help you recover damages from a traumatic experience.
Some Information about Dog Bites
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.5 million dog bites occur each year. Dog bites cause painful injuries such as puncture wounds, nerve damage, and some can be fatal. Seek immediate medical attention after dog bites. Ask your health care provider to keep documents of the injuries and police reports that may be pertinent in law proceedings. You should also alert your local animal service about the dog(s) so authorities can remove the danger to the community. Read the rest »
It is not uncommon for reports of dog bites and dog attacks to spike during the summer months. Especially at our local beaches and parks. More people are out and about with their pets, increasing the odds of a dangerous encounter. This summer has been no exception, with a number of incidents happening throughout the area. Read the rest »
The choices you make after being hurt in a San Diego dog attack can affect your ability to fully recover and the likelihood that you will receive fair compensation for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the attack, you could be eligible for support for your medical bills, future treatments, pain psychological counseling, and other related losses.
Right after being attacked, your heart may be racing and you may be in a considerable amount of pain. Try to remain calm and get yourself out of harm’s way. Here are a few steps you can take to protect your legal rights: Read the rest »
Let’s say you’re on your daily walk or jog around the neighborhood and you come across a dog that has been inadequately secured by a negligent owner. It looks aggressive, possibly even dangerous. It spots you and is making its way closer. The actions you take may be the difference between getting away without a scratch and a trip to the hospital. It may even make the difference between life and death. So, what do you do in this situation?
How to Avoid Being Bitten by a Dog
When in danger, you may feel the urge to fight or flee. Avoid following your natural instincts. The best thing to do when confronted by an aggressive dog is to stay calm. Dogs only become more energetic and aggressive when its perceived prey exhibits stress. Read the rest »