Have you been injured in a dog bite accident? If so, chances are that a trip to the emergency room was required. This leads to severe injuries, hospital bills, and who knows what else as you attempt to return to a normal life after the accident. When someone else is negligent in the care and restraint of their dog, this can create problems. Depending on the nature of the injury, it can take many months to recover. This means lost time, astronomical medical costs, and sometimes loss of mobility. When a dog bite injury happens it is necessary to contact a Placentia dog bite attorney. They will be able to help you through the next step of your journey to recovery, so that you can move on and recovery from the tragedy.
Placentia is a big area, so owning dogs in Placentia is natural. And so are dogs biting people in Placentia.
A dog owner will be held liable for dog bites pursuant to a local Placentia law as well as Orange County regulations. Generally, responsibility of the owner is the easiest way a victim gets compensation. It is the least disruptive to a relationship between the sufferer and responsible owners. This is a significant reflection since 75% of dog bite sufferers are relations, friends or neighbors. This form of responsibility does not make the casualty an "accuser," or need evidence that somebody did something "wrong."
Areas having a dog bite statutes are referred to as "statutory accountability states." The basics for reward are straightforward: the sufferer was attacked, and the "defendant" owned the canine. The victim does not have to confirm that the dog earlier bit anyone or behaved like it wanted to bite anyone. One must always read these statutes closely, however, because some have restrictions or added requirements. Some unite main beliefs of laxity and the one bite rule, and therefore are called "mixed" dog bite statutes.
What can dog owners do?
Start by spaying or neutering your dog.
Neutering reduces hostility, especially in males. Un-neutered dogs tend to be 2.6 times more likely to attack than neutered dogs.
Female in heat and nursing mothers with pups are far more unsafe than spayed females. Their actions can be very random.
Watch your dog.
Dogs on their own build a pack attitude with other dogs and if left alone completely, will start to feel uncertain and become very defensive. Others develop an overly confident attitude and this poses risks to your dog. In interactions with other people and dogs, it could turn aggressive. 88% of deadly dog attacks involving very young kids happened when the child was left alone with the family pet.
Work with, and socialize your dog.
Be positive with your dog and insure he interacts with and has social manners around the entire family, the community and other pets. Training is as vital for the owner as it is for the dog. Socialization is imperative to a well-adjusted adult canine. It is critical that puppies between 8 and 16 weeks old are introduced to a variety of people, places, dogs and other animals. As dogs age, do your best to keep growing their attention to these things to ensure that they are well socialized all through their lives.
Hold your dog.
Nearly a quarter of deadly dog attacks involved unfastened dogs that were off their owner’s property. Dogs allowed to run loose believe your entire district as their “turf” and may defend it forcefully. By obeying local leash laws and taking care to fence your yard, you will not only be regarding the laws in your community, but you will also be helping keep your dog safe from cars, other dogs and unexpected problems.
Un-tether your dog.
Chained dogs are far more likely to attack. Tethering or chaining dogs greatly increases their stress level, suspicion and vulnerability, thereby increasing the prospect for aggression. A god high Fence is the better answer.
Dog bites are serious issues. If you or a family member has suffered a dog bite, get medical attention first, and then call us at 949-203-3814 or contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss the options that are applicable to your specific situation. Remember, you only have a limited time to file a case before your time runs out.