Elk Grove Dog Attack

Elk Grove Dog Attack


Elk Grove Dog Attack

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Dog Bite Injury Lawyer. Last week, five-year old Kaylee Bryant suffered minor injuries after a neighbor’s dog charged at her while walking through the Westerner Mobile Home Park in Elk Grove, with her mother and one-year old sister.

What Happened?

Video from a neighbor’s surveillance system shows the dog jumping over a fence and charging. Managers at the mobile home park reportedly said that the dog’s owner was given a warning for violating a leash law, but some neighbors allegedly said that they want the dog gone.

Elk Grove Dog Attack Leave Residents Scared

Kaylee’s mother, Stephanie Bryant, said that she is thankful that the incident was not worse, but does not “want to even be walking around here” until something is done about the incident. Animal services officials from the City of Sacramento are reportedly going to contact the dog’s owner.

Dog Bites – A Public Health Epidemic

Dog bites have been regarded as a major public health epidemic, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Approximately 1,000 U.S citizens need emergency care for dog bite injuries each day.

Additionally, information released by the California Office of statewide health planning and development point to a large increase in adult dog bites between 2005 and 2015. Overall, emergency room visits due to serious dog bites are up 44% across the last decade.

Emotional Toll Sometimes Greater than the Bite

The aftermath of a dog attack can often be painful, and emotional scarring can still occur even after any physical damage has healed.

More About Dog Attacks

Children usually are at an increased risk for dog bites on the head and/or neck, and are more prone to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a dog attack. Some of the symptoms of PTSD include changes in mood, distressing flashbacks of the event or difficulty concentrating.

The aftermath of an attack can also lead to feelings of anxiety or even fear when the victim is around dogs in the future, even if they were a dog lover previously.

Dog attacks can stem from a variety of factors, including a medical problem like rabies in the dog, or because of the dog’s predisposition or personality. However, the dog’s owner is required to prevent any incidents if any aggressive behavior is seen. California keeps dog owners responsible for their dogs, and you might have legal recourse against the owner, especially if the animal attacks unprovoked.

If you find yourself suffering at the hands of a dog bite, it is important that you find the right personal injury attorney who understands the intricacies of a dog bite case. Keep in mind that injuries from a dog bite can also lead to things like internal bleeding or traumatic brain injuries, especially if the dog is of a larger stature or more aggressive.

Elk Grove Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Dog Bite Injury Lawyer. If you or someone that you hold dear has suffered an injury from a dog bite, please give me a call as soon as you are able at (916) 694-0002 for free and friendly advice. If you are calling from outside Elk Grove, please call me at (800) 404-5400.

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