A woman was hospitalized after being mauled by a pit bull around 2:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of Highview Lane in La Presa. From the looks of it, the dog may have broken the woman’s leg. She was immediately taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment.
The dog was taken from the home by County Animal Control officers and may be put down. No one knows what spurred the attack or why the woman was bitten.
Dog Bite Statistics
From 2005-2011, pit bulls killed 128 people in the United States. Under California law, a dog owner can be held liable for personal injuries caused by his or her pet.
California’s Civil Code Section 3342 states: “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
In this particular case, the pit bull’s owner may be held liable for the victim’s damages. Injured dog bite victims in California can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, cost of cosmetic surgery, and other related damages.
At the Jurewitz Law Group, our dedicated legal team will work to get you the most money for your injuries. For a free assessment of your personal injury case, call our offices in San Diego toll-free at 1(888) 233-5020.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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