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Pet Owner Liability

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

Young Boy Killed in Dog Bite Attack

A child lost his life at the tender age of 9 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.


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.

The most common dog bite injuries can be painful, require long recovery times, and be costly to treat. Some of the most commonly reported injuries that occur as a result of dog bites include:

Puncture wounds – These wounds, often caused by a dog’s teeth, tend to be deep and therefore prone to infection.

Some behaviors can cause a dog to feel threatened or uncomfortable. Some behaviors will help reduce your chance of getting bit by a dog. The following tips will help increase your awareness when you encounter a dog in your surroundings so that you can reduce your chance of getting bit.

Be cautions around stray dogs and pay attention to the dog’s body language. Never assume a dog is friendly. A dog that doesn’t know you can suddenly see you as a threat to their environment.

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