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When is a Landlord Responsible for a Dog Bite?

If you or someone you love suffered injuries due to a dog attack, it is important to retain a lawyer with experience in pursuing dog bite claims.  This is especially true when the dog was owned by a renter rather than a homeowner.  While the owner of the dog is strictly liable (responsible) for any injuries that the dog has caused, many times, the renter will not have adequate assets or insurance to pay for the damages.  The question then becomes whether the renter’s landlord has any responsibility for the attack.  If landlord responsibility can be proven, the insurance for the landlord will become available for monetary recovery.  

Choosing a Dog for Your Family

When it comes to getting a family dog, it can be a confusing decision to make on what breed. After all, when it comes to purebred dogs, the American Kennel Club recognizes 192 separate breeds. Some people make the mistake of buying a puppy or adult dog that is their favorite breed, but this isn’t necessarily a good decision, especially when children are involved. Following are some suggestions and questions you should ask yourself that may help make that decision safer and happier for everyone involved when buying a family dog. 

Boy Dies in California Pit Bull Attack

A dog attack claimed the life of a boy, age 5, in the unincorporated community of Oro Grande, north of Victorville, in San Bernardino County recently. The child was inside his home on Portland Street with an adult member of the family when he was fatally attacked by a pit bull that was a family pet. The attack happened just before 3:00 in the afternoon, according to an officer with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. An adult in the house phoned 911 to report the attack. The reporting person said they had stepped out of the room and that the dog continued to assault the child and would not let go. The injuries to the child were significant, and he was declared dead by paramedics at the scene. It is unknown why the dog attacked the child. San Bernardino animal control placed the dog in quarantine. The deadly incident is being investigated by police to determine what happened.

Do Sacramento Residents Need Dog Bite Insurance?

Insurance against a dog bite is one of those things that Sacramento residents and other Northern Californians may not think about, however, perhaps they should. The Sacramento Bee reported that incidences of dog attacks doubled in the area since 2006 and resulted in either hospitalization or visits to the emergency room. California was named by MoneyWise as having the highest number of dog bites in the nation. During 2018, the average insurance claim cost $45,543, with the filing of 2,166 claims. The total payout was more than $98 million. In the following, we will examine insurance coverage for dog bites and fatalities caused by canines in California in 2019.

Surgery Following a Dog Bite

A dog bite is a serious injury and, occasionally, it might even require surgery. Following a bite from any animal, particularly a dog, it is important to seek medical care as quickly as possible. Some of the important parts of treating a dog bite include washing out the wound thoroughly, stopping any bleeding, administering antibiotics to prevent an infection from developing, and assessing the need for surgery.

Protecting Yourself Against a Dog Bite

In Sacramento, as well as the rest of the country, the threat of a dog bite is a continuing problem. This is especially true for walkers and joggers who are simply out getting some exercise. However, there are ways that people innocently walking or jogging down the street or sidewalk can have some protection against a dog attack. The following information may be helpful. Remember that in California, a dog owner is financially responsible for any injuries his or her pet causes.

Sacramento Dog Attack Risk

The risk of a Sacramento dog attack is a continuing problem with hundreds of individuals bitten each year. According to an analysis, there were 2,800 reports of dog bites between May 2012 and May 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that around 4.5 million canine bites happen every year nationwide. Even dog bites that are not serious can result in infections that can be difficult to treat. Knowing what your rights are is important to place a claim for injuries following a Sacramento dog attack that results in injuries or the death of your loved one. Following are some of the most common questions asked of a personal injury lawyer.

Sacramento Dog Bite Injury

Sacramento dog bite injury

Sacramento Dog Bite Injury – While a Sacramento dog bite injury can be minor, some cause devastating harm that results in disfigurement, emotional trauma and require extensive medical care. In addition to the injury itself, serious infections can be attributed to dog bites, which may be worse than the initial trauma. Complications from a dog bite can lead to severe infection and even death in some cases. Understanding why it is important to seek immediate treatment for a dog bite injury is essential.

How to Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites in Sacramento

How to Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento dog bite lawyer. According to a recently released report by State Farm, California ranks number one in the country in the number of dog bites. Of the 3,600 insurance claims made to State Farm for dog bites, California totaled 488. It resulted in a payout of $18.7 million in 2017, which accounted for almost 14 percent of the injuries from dog bites in the nation. Let’s take a look at the incidence of dog bites, the injuries they cause and how to reduce the chance of them happening.

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