Attack at Central Park Dog Park Kills One Canine, Injures Three Others and Harms Human
One canine was killed and three others injured, as was a human in a Fremont dog attack on December 6. According to a post on Facebook issued by the Fremont Police Department, the attack took place around 1:00 p.m. near Central Park Dog Park. The police reported the attacking dog in question was unleashed and running loose at the time of the attack.
Pet Owner Treated at Accident Scene Following Dog Attack
The dog in question was captured and transported to the Tri-City Animal Shelter. The dog owner who was bitten did not experience severe injuries and was treated at the accident scene. Police are handling the initial investigation into the incident, which will be followed up by animal control.
Can I Sue for Dog Bites Under California Law?
According to California law, dog bite injuries are compensated without proving an animal acted aggressively in the past. Unless the injured person was trespassing or taunting the animal, California’s Constitution holds dog owners responsible for the injuries they cause. Whether owners took steps to prevent their dog from attacking or injuring someone, they are typically responsible for dog bites and other injuries. A police or military dog on duty is not subject to the law.
What Should I Do in the Event of a Dog Attack and Injury?
When filing a compensation claim, it is crucial that you document it carefully. Following are the steps you should take if you have been injured in a dog attack:
- You should see a doctor or go to the emergency room right away. If you have broken skin from a dog bite, even a minor wound should be treated professionally. Viruses such as rabies and tetanus can be transmitted through the bite of a dog. Whether you have follow-up appointments or not, you should follow your medical professional’s instructions.
- Get the owner’s contact information. Verify the dog’s vaccination records or get confirmation from its veterinarian that it is current. Animal control should be contacted if you do not know who owns the dog.
- Find out who witnessed the attack, and get their contact information.
- If you have any injuries, take photos of them. You should take photos of the dog bite wounds as soon as they appear, and you should write down how the dog attack occurred and what happened.
- It is important to notify law enforcement or your local animal control center even if you do not believe it is a severe bite. Your case will be stronger if you notify them.
- You might be able to get help from a dog bite lawyer. In addition to communicating with the owner of the animal, he or she can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. The lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve by gathering evidence to support your claim.
Fremont Dog Bite Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Fremont dog bite lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation if you are injured by a dog owner’s negligence. For free and friendly advice, please call (510) 631-0200 or (800) 404-5400. Please feel free to contact us online as well. Please contact us if you have any questions, would like to review your case or are interested in discovering your options to recover damages.
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