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Category Archives: Dog Bites

Cases Involving Amputation Injuries

By James Heiting |

An amputation requires the “removal of either a severely injured or deceased bodily segment”. Although amputations may happen because of medical conditions such as the implications presented by diabetes, in personal injury cases, the removal of a body part is usually the direct result of a trauma. This can happen in a car accident,… Read More »

FACIAL WOUNDS FROM DOG BITES

By Sara Morgan |

While all injuries from a dog bite or attack require careful treatment and attention, facial wounds, lacerations, puncture wounds, and abrasions can be especially problematic for victims. After the treatment stops, the victim is often left to cope with nightmares, flashbacks, and other negative feelings resulting from the attack, as well as the after-effects… Read More »

NO FREE BITES AT THE DOG PARK

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Dog owners are responsible for damages suffered by any person who is bitten by their dog in a public place… but what about the public dog park? Does the city or county which owns and/or operates the dog park bear any responsibility? There may be some ambiguity as to the public entity responsibility today,… Read More »

What is the Value of an Injured Pet?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

In what seems to be a trend of new cases expanding the rights of pet owners, the Court of Appeal for the Second District recently ruled that the usual standard of recovery for a dead or injured pet (market value) is inadequate when applied to injured pets. The recent case, Martinez v. Robledo, (2012)… Read More »

YOUR RIGHT TO COUNSEL in CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

By Dennis Stout |

Heiting & Irwin You have likely heard or read on multiple occasions, the expression “you have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you…” (known as the Miranda warning). These are some of the rights of an individual charged with a crime. Criminals,… Read More »

ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DOG?

By Dennis Stout |

Animal bites are commonplace in our society. In many instances, a person bitten by a dog has a right to recover damages from the animal’s owner or other responsible party. California Civil Code Section 3342 states that the owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten… Read More »

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