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Pet Owner Liability

I spend a great deal of time helping people who have been injured due to dog bites, attacks and other issues related to pet ownership. This perspective allows me to examine some of the risks associated with pet ownership, discuss the legal extent of dog owner liability, and to point out some of the numerous factors worth considering before deciding to own a pet.

Dog Bite Victims

Dog Bite Victims

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento dog bite lawyer.  Dog bite victims describe an attack as a terrifying event. Experience has shown us that an angry or frightened dog can do serious damage when it bites a human being. Please know that if you’ve been recently attacked, you’re not alone.

Young Boy Killed in Dog Bite Attack

A child lost his life at the tender age of 9-years-old in a heartbreaking tragedy. According to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office, the boy died of wounds he received after being attacked by three pit bulls belonging to his sister.

Can You Get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome From A Car Accident

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Motor Vehicle Accidents

Many people are familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as a condition caused by repetitive stress injuries such as working with vibrating tools, heavy manual labor, and even less impactful but repeated movements such as typing. Within these categories, carpal tunnel syndrome is often a workplace injury. What is less well known, however, is traumatic carpal tunnel syndrome that can be triggered by a single injury to the hand or wrist from an event such as a motor vehicle collision, a sports injury, or a slip-and-fall injury.


Dog Bite Claims in California

A recent study revealed California has the largest number of dog bite claims in the U.S. according to the Insurance Information Institute.

dog.bite.preventionIt’s National dog bite prevention week, May 17 – 23.

The CDC reported 4.5 million people in the U.S. were bitten by dogs last year.  Most dog attacks happen to children, the elderly and postal workers.

Dog attacks most frequently occur on small children, the elderly and Postal Service carriers. Dog bites to postal workers continue to rise every year. The USPS reported 29 postal workers were attacked while working in Sacramento county last year.

A total of 5,767 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year. Eighty cities comprise the top 30 rankings.

If you were bitten by a dog and don’t know who owns the dog, contact animal control as soon as possible and file a report. You will be required to give them a description of the dog so that they can try to identify the dog and locate the dog’s owner.

Every year approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S.A. are bit by a dog. Most people are bitten by a dog that is owned by either a family member, friend or neighbor.  Others are bitten by a stray dog or a loose or lost pet.

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