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Ventura: Pit Bull Attacked, Injured Woman

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Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, a pit bull attacked and injured a woman in west Ventura. While watching the dog for a neighbor in the 100 block of Flint Street, it suddenly bit the woman. Paramedics transported her to an area hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. The dog was detained until officers from Ventura County Animal Control arrived. 



“California law ensures that the victims of dog attacks have recourse through the justice system,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “specifically, that they may obtain damages from the owner of the dog to compensate for any injury or loss suffered.”



Under Section 3342 of the California Civil Code, when a dog bites and injuries a person who is on public property or lawfully on private property—including that of the owner of the dog—the owner may be held liable for expenses associated with the victim’s recovery or loss. This law is applicable regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. 



All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was injured.



The Ventura County Star originally reported this pit bull attack.



Additional information on California dog bite laws and on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.



If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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