By | May 18th, 2018

With the proliferation of #AdoptDontShop on social media, people have started realizing the need for adopting pets instead of purchasing them from pet stores. These pets that are up for adoption need a loving and caring home, especially those that underwent traumatic experiences like abandonment and dogfighting. Although it’s good that people are taking notice of the problem, there are a few things that you should consider before you go to your local shelter and adopt an animal. The process of adopting an animal may vary from shelter.

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By | April 11th, 2018

An accident can strike at any moment, and the injury and property damage it causes chooses no one. As the victim, you are entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Aside from reclaiming your life after an accident through this compensation, justice should be served because it’s not always about the money. Need more proof? Here are some famous and wealthy people who were involved in personal injury cases. 1. Gloria Estefan and her tour bus accident. – Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She.

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By | February 8th, 2018

Millions of people get bitten by animals every year. In majority of these cases, the animal involved is a dog. According to a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study, there are over 4 million occurence of dog bites in the United States, 900,000 of those bites become infected. If you fall victim to an animal attack, you may have a legal right to get damages from the animal owner or the entity responsible for the animal. The first thing you should do when you get bitten.

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By | June 5th, 2013

QUESTION: Would I have a case against the police department if their dog almost tore my leg off? The calf on my leg is pretty much gone. No charges were brought against me. I can email pictures. ANSWER: That depends on the situation. But the no action could be brought against the police if the dog biting incident occurred during the apprehension or holding of a suspect where the police has a reasonable suspicion of the suspect’s involvement in criminal activity, or in the investigation of a crime or possible.

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By | March 7th, 2013

QUESTION: While I was at work, 2 dogs owned by people from down the street broke through my fence and attacked my dog. My dog was severely hurt and was in the hospital for a week. He will still need follow up care to correct the damage. Can I go after the owners of the dogs who attacked mine and have them pay for the vet bills? ANSWER: Under California’s “dog bite statute,” dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their pets [CC § 3342(a)], and this may.

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By | March 7th, 2013

QUESTION: While walking my dog, a large pit bull got out of its owner’s yard and attacked and killed my little dog. It also bit me on my knuckle. I have been unable to sleep since the attack and I find it hard to stay focused. Can I sue the owner? How do I find an attorney that handles this kind of case? ANSWER: Dog owners are generally held strictly liable for damages caused by their pets to a person if it happens in a public place [CC § 3342(a)]..

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By | March 7th, 2013

QUESTION: If someone enters my home without permission and my dog bites them, can I be sued for the injury? ANSWER: The “dog bite statute” of California mainly puts the responsibility on the owners of dogs that injure others [CC § 3342(a)]. For example, if a victim was bitten by a dog owned by another tenant in an apartment complex, generally, the owner, and NOT the apartment complex management, will be held liable for the injuries sustained.

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By | March 7th, 2013

QUESTION: I just moved into a new apartment and the management never notified me that my downstairs neighbor had 2 service dogs. During the process of moving, my brother and I met the downstairs neighbor as she was walking her dogs. She said they were her therapy dogs and asked us if we want to pet them. So we did. But without warning, the dog bit me on my arm. When I went to the management, they said they had prior knowledge that the dogs were dangerous, but never did.

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By | March 7th, 2013

QUESTION: Am I responsible if my dog bites someone who puts their hands over my fence while my dog is in my yard? ANSWER: Generally, the “dog bite statute” of California would hold the owner of the dog “liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog.”

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By | March 7th, 2013

QUESTION: I was jogging when I was attacked and bitten by a pitbull. I had bites on my hands and legs, but not very serious injuries. However, I am now very terrified of going out to jog after the attack. The owner gave up the ownership of the dog. Can I still hold him responsible? ANSWER: The laws of the state of California state that generally, the owner of the dog is responsible for the damages or injury that his/her pet might cause if the attack happens in a public.

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