San Diego: Woman in Critical Condition after Dog Attack
Posted on Jun 19, 2011
A 75-year-old San Diego woman is in critical condition after a dog attack yesterday. A neighbor’s two pit bulls entered the woman’s backyard through a hole in the fence and bit her repeatedly. They retreated when her husband rushed into the yard to help her. The Department of Animal Control subsequently euthanized the dogs, and police are investigating the attack, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
In the United States, someone seeks medical attention for dog bites every 40 seconds, with more than 50 percent of attacks resulting in serious injuries. Over 70 percent of attacks occur on the property of the dog owner, with nearly 60 percent of injuries inflicted by pit bulls. Under California’s strict liability laws, the owner of a dog may be held liable for any injuries inflicted to a person by his or her dog, regardless of whether or not the dog had bitten before or if the owner acted negligently.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the woman who was critically injured yesterday a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this dog attack.
Resources for the victims of dog attacks, such as books and articles on their rights, are available to the public free of charge.
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.