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Dog Bites Archives

The signs a dog gives before a bite

It is estimated that every day in the United States, 1,000 people receive dog bites that are severe enough to require emergency medical care, according to Dogsbite.org. A typical stay in the hospital for injuries related to a dog bite may be as much as $18,200. To protect themselves from unnecessary medical costs, as well as the emotional pain and physical suffering that are associated with a bite, people should educate themselves and their families on the signs a dog gives before a bite occurs.

What to do if you are bitten by a dog?

Motorcyclists have a number of issues to keep an eye on when they are on the road. This is because they are less protected by their vehicle than other drivers. As a direct result of that, many motorcyclists who get into accidents can end up facing severe injuries due to being unprotected.

California city has worst rates for dog attacks on postal workers

As postal workers are tasked with delivering mail throughout neighborhoods, it makes sense that they are at a much higher risk for dog bites. Any statistics or information on these attacks, then, may shed significant insight into the issue of dog attacks in general. At the Nield Law Group, we have assisted many San Diego residents seek compensation after suffering dog bites. As we have seen the damage such attacks can bring, we encourage any information that may help to reduce these incidents.

What are the long-term effects of dog bites?

When most people in San Diego think about dogs, they envision fun-loving companions or service animals. However, dogs can, and often do, attack. The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that 4.5 million people in the U.S. suffer dog bites each year. Of those dog attack victims, 20 percent need medical attention to treat their injuries. While, for some, the wounds may eventually heal, people may experience a range of long-term effects as a result of dog bite injuries.

Dog bite realities in San Diego County

Pets are a big part of many people’s lives. But, pets—especially dogs—can be the cause of serious injury or trauma to humans. Even dog owners can become the victims of attacks depending upon the circumstances. It is important for everyone in San Diego County to have an understanding on how prevalent serious dog bites really are.

What is considered a vicious dog California?

A dog may commonly be referred to as man’s best friend, but unfortunately there are times when this best friend can cause injury to others and even pose serious liability issues for dog owners. San Diego residents should be aware of the state’s laws governing dog bites and learn when they should seek legal help.

13-year-old California boy injured in attack by police dog

Police departments throughout California, and elsewhere, have added trained dogs to their forces. Often aiding in the discovery of evidence and the apprehension of suspects, these K-9 officers have become valuable members of their departments. The law enforcement agencies that rely on police dogs generally take steps to ensure the safety of the animals, as well as the public. This includes not allowing the dogs out of the vehicle unless they are directly involved in a police action, or are under the direct supervision of their handlers.

California woman faces felony charge after deadly pit bull attack

A dog attack under any circumstances can be devastating, but losing a loved one is particularly tragic. In San Diego, victims who suffer a dog bite or a survivor’s family members often find justice through filing a lawsuit. In some situations, the owner of the animal may also face criminal charges, as is the case with a California woman whose pit bulls attacked and killed a neighbor.

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