3/12/2012At about 9 p.m. on Friday, March 9th, two dogs attacked and seriously injured a 21-year-old pedestrian in the Valley Hi area of Sacramento. The victim was walking near the intersection of Valley Hi Drive and Franklin Boulevard when the male and female Cane Corsos mauled him, inflicting severe injuries to his extremities. Animal control officers shot the dogs with tranquilizer darts to stop them. They have been impounded at the city animal shelter. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital for treatment.
“California Civil Code 3342 (a) indicates that the owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, “regardless of whether the victim was on public or private property, the dog’s history of aggression, or the owner’s knowledge of that history.”
Each year in the United States, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, one in five of whom require medical attention for their injuries. Children, especially those between the ages of 5 and 9, adult males, and people with dogs in their homes are the most at risk of being attacked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the pedestrian who was attacked and seriously injured by the dogs last Friday a full recovery.
The Sacramento Bee originally reported this Valley Hi dog attack.
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