San Bernardino Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured you need an experienced & trusted San Bernardino personal injury attorney. They will advise you about your legal rights and options and help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization and other related damages.
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Every city has their share of problems, but San Bernardino has been creating an unsettling trend.San Bernardino City, located in San Bernardino County, is one of the major cities of the Inland Empire region; it is the 18th largest city in California and the 99th largest city in the United States. Many consider San Bernardino a great place to settle down and have a family, while others feel that the dangers posed might be more than they are willing to risk.
San Bernardino Dog Bites Rise
A 4-year old boy sustained major injuries in a San Bernardino dog bite incident as he was spending time at a relative's house. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the boy and his mother were from Michigan visiting family members in San Bernardino. Police say the child was playing in the backyard of a home in the 1500 block of West Windsor Street and had just picked up a toy. That was when the pit bull attacked, unprovoked and without warning. The boy sustained severe bites to the back of his head, buttocks, arms and hands. However, he is expected to survive. The boy's mother and grandmother were also injured as they tried to get the dog off the child. No one has been arrested or charged.
Another 4-year-old was injured in a vicious dog bite attack, this time a young girl. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, the girl was visiting her uncle at his new apartment in the 1600 block of E. Kingsley Avenue in Pomona. Officials said the girl might have startled the pit bull that was sleeping. The girl was bitten in the face and taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The dog was apparently not licensed and did not have current rabies vaccinations. Animal control officials took the pit bull into custody.
Under California's "strict liability statute," the owner should be held liable in these cases. California's Civil Code Section 3342 states: "The owner of any dog is 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, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner's knowledge of such viciousness."
San Bernardino County has become a popular place to raise animals including those who keep more than 2-3 dogs on a property. Many dog breeders and kennels are in the sprauling mountain region because of its privacy and natural landscape. Breeders prefer the "farm" feel that San Bernardino offers.
San Bernardino County Boating Accident
According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, an accident occurred when Russell Beck, 45, was operating his 2000 Ultra jet boat west on the river with three passengers. At the time, Kirk Tahmizian was speeding in the area in a 27-foot Calibre powerboat and ended up colliding with Beck's watercraft. Rhoades was taken to the hospital with serious back injuries. Beck was arrested on suspicion of felony boating under the influence with injuries. Officials are considering filing charges against Tahmizian for causing the collision.
Based on this report, it appears that Tahmizian was operating his watercraft at a high rate of speed and recklessly. If he is determined to have caused this boating accident, he could be held liable for the injuries caused to Rhoads. Beck could also be held liable because he was operating the boat under the influence.
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