Lodi Dog Attack: Update and Reminders
I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi dog bite attorney. The dog involved in the attack on a woman and her grandchild in Lodi on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, has been contained. The devastating attack by this animal resulted in the two victims suffering traumatic injuries. The attack has also drawn attention to many issues surrounding dog bites, including injuries, recovery and owner liability.
We would like to commend the Lodi Police for their actions in limiting the potential damage this animal might have caused in the community. We also want to salute the heroic young man who intervened on behalf of the two victims with his skateboard. Although he played down his heroics, this young man was instrumental in limiting the severity of the attack and , possibly, preventing a dog attack fatality.