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Applying Negligence Per Se for Dog Attack Incidents

In California — like most other states – there are specific laws that address the keeping and maintenance of animals, as well as civil liability for injuries caused to other people by those animals. There are several different ways in which liability for injuries caused by a dog attack can be established for a personal injury claim or lawsuit, including ordinary or “general” negligence and/or strict liability. One other important legal concept is that of negligence per se for dog attack incidents, which in California is generally based upon county and city ordinances often referred to as “leash laws.”

Dog as Your Co-Pilot

If you have ever been out on the roads and seen a large dog sticking his head out the window of a vehicle, you may have wondered if it is legal to drive with your dog roaming freely around your car.  In California, it is.  While other states have passed laws that require dogs to be restrained while riding in vehicles, there is no Vehicle Code (VC) section in our state that prohibits a dog from riding without restraint.

The Aftershock of Trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition that affects millions of people.  Upwards of 20% of people who have survived a traumatic event will go on to experience symptoms of PTSD. The condition is a sort of psychological aftershock following a traumatic experience such as:

Liability Insurance for Renters

Commonly, in a dog bite injury matter, the homeowner’s insurance policy will pay for damages associated with a dog bite – if the dog is owned by the homeowner.  However, many people rent their homes, and it becomes more difficult to assign liability to the property owner in that circumstance.  Often the renter will not have enough personal assets to pay for the injured person’s damages out of pocket.  If the renter has purchased a renters insurance policy to cover their possession in the event of theft or fire, that policy should also pay for damages if the renter’s dog bites a visitor.

All I Wanted for Christmas Was a Puppy

Did you bring home a new puppy for Christmas?  Though undeniably cute and cuddly, puppies are a lot more work than many realize.  They are a lot like toddlers, and just like with a small child, it is necessary to safety proof your home before letting them roam freely.  Puppies chew on everything.  Anything you don’t want to be covered in tooth marks should be placed out of the pup’s reach.  It is safest to cordon off an area for your new family member to have some freedom while protecting the rest of the house.  Some families crate train, and that is another option for sequestering the puppy.  Puppy-proofing keeps the animal safe and gives you peace of mind.  

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

When you hang your family’s Christmas stockings on the mantel, do you include one for your pets?  Many people do.  Stores even sell pre-stuffed pet stockings.  But if you prefer to do the stuffing yourself, we have curated a list of fun and economical dog products so that your good boy has plenty to thank “Santa Claws” for on Christmas morning.  

What Should I Buy Someone Who Loves Dogs?

You could say that dog lovers are a different breed. Some of them say that they like dogs even more than they like people.  If nothing else, such strong feelings make for easy gift giving.  Let’s take a look at some of the products available for gifting to the people in your life that love dogs more than they love you!

Remember Your Pets as Temperatures Soar

Sacramento is in the middle of a heatwave.  Triple-digit temperatures are forecast for the foreseeable future.  Local veterinarians warn that precautions should be taken to avoid canine heatstroke during periods of extremely hot weather.  Heatstroke can cause serious medical complications to your dog.  Some cases are even fatal.

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