Temple City Pit Bull Attack
James E. Ballidis
Last Saturday, John Wachter was walking his 15-year-old Labrador Retriever, Chloe, through a Temple City neighborhood when the two became the victims of a pit bull attack. One pit bull and three other dogs escaped from their owner’s yard and viciously attacked them for almost 15 minutes, after which point the owner of the dogs and Wachter were able stop the violence. Chloe sustained serious injuries and had to undergo emergency trauma surgery. Residents of the neighborhood are concerned that the dogs will strike again as this was not the first time they have injured someone, explains a California dog bite attorney.
According to a recent study, California is among the top five states with the highest incidence of fatal dog attacks. Under state law, if a dog bites a person, its owner may be held liable for the injuries that individual sustains. In many cases, certain factors determine the potential for a negligence claim: if the dog was not properly confined and escaped, if the dog was inadequately restrained, if the dog was trained to be aggressive, or if the dog was allowed to be repeatedly aggressive.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish John Wachter and Chloe a full recovery from their injuries.
KTLA originally reported this Temple City pit bull attack.
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