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Category: Dog Bites

Dog Bites - Bisnar Chase Blog

Dog bites are often the fault of the dog owner, whether due to poor training and abuse, or due to allowing dogs to roam off-leash and not controlling them. Regardless, victims who have been bitten by dogs are covered by whatever homeowners or renters insurance the owner is covered by. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, read more about what you can do to be compensated. Otherwise, Bisnar Chase provides updates on dog bites in the Southern California area to keep the community updated on accidents and dangerous situations around them.

LA County to Settle with Family of Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs

By Brian Chase on September 13, 2019 - No comments

LA County to Settle with Family of Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 million payout to the family of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs while walking in the Littlerock area on May 9, 2013 as part of her exercise routine. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Devitt was attacked about one-eighth of a mile from where the dogs lived. She suffered about 200 puncture wounds and died from blood loss on the way to the hospital. …Read the rest »

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New Study Shows Unrestrained Dogs in Moving Vehicles Are Dangerous

By Brian Chase on September 3, 2019 - No comments

New Study Shows Unrestrained Dogs in Moving Vehicles Are Dangerous

A new study from Volvo Car USA and The Harris Poll is showing that allowing dogs to remain unrestrained in moving vehicles leads to dangerous driving behaviors, more time distracted and increases stress both on drivers and their dogs. According to a Forbes.com report, while pets are treated as essential members of the family that often accompany their owners on vacations and road trips, many pet owners are not keeping safety in mind when they drive with them. …Read the rest »

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Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

By Brian Chase on July 15, 2019 - No comments

Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

A terrifying dog attack was caught on camera in Half Moon Bay in Northern California. According to an ABC news report, neighbors say the owner of the dog is a man who has terrorized their community for years. Several families even have restraining orders but say nothing has been done. The incident occurred when Michelle Balbi along with her son, Luca, was taking a walk with their dog. …Read the rest »

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Girl Needs 1,000 Stitches After Riverside County Dog Bite

By Brian Chase on June 3, 2019 - No comments

Horrific Dog Attack in Northern California Caught on Camera

A 7-year-old girl required 1,000 stitches to reconstruct her face after she was brutally mauled in a Riverside County dog bite attack. The dog who attacked her was a Japanese fighting dog. According to a news report in The Desert Sun, the girl was at A Passion for Paws Rescue Inc. kennel in Romoland when a 2-year-old Akita lunged at her and attacked her. The dog bit her on the right side of the face and she sustained puncture wounds. The injuries required three hours of surgery. Animal Control officials said the girl’s injuries were “shocking” because they were primarily to her face. …Read the rest »

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California is Number One in the Nation When it Comes to Dog-Related Injury Claims

By Brian Chase on April 25, 2019 - No comments

California is Number One in the Nation When it Comes to Dog-Related Injury Claims

A report from State Farm Insurance shows it paid $123 million for 3,280 dog bite injury claims last year, which was a 9 percent decrease compared with dog bite claims in 2017 and a drop of 7 percent in the total amount paid. However, according to Insurance Journal, California has been on the top of State Farm’s list in 2017 and 2018 for the highest number of dog bite injury claims at 409. The total amount paid by State Farm in dog attack cases totaled $18.6 million in 2018. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Oakland on List of Cities with Most Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

By Brian Chase on April 22, 2019 - No comments

Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Oakland on List of Cities with Most Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

Earlier this month, the United States Postal Service (USPS) releases statistics about dog bite incidents involving mail carriers. Well, there was good news and bad news. The good news was that the number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,714 in 2018, more than 500 fewer than 2017 and more than 1,000 fewer since 2016. …Read the rest »

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Dogs Attack Two Women in California as Their Owner Appears in Court for Dog Related Violations

By Brian Chase on March 18, 2019 - No comments

California is Number One in the Nation When it Comes to Dog-Related Injury Claims

Two women have been seriously injured in a dog attack in Northern California’s Butte County. According to a KTXL news report, Gary Parsons told the station he was in his front yard when he had to run from nine loose dogs from his next-door neighbor’s property. When he slammed the door, the dogs charged another neighbor, a woman. Parsons said the dogs mauled her and almost got her main artery in the neck. The injured woman has been identified as Sarah Davi. …Read the rest »

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Lawsuit Alleges Emotional Support Pit Bull Mauled Child in an Airport Terminal

By Brian Chase on March 4, 2019 - No comments

Lawsuit Alleges Emotional Support Pit Bull Mauled Child in an Airport Terminal

A mother has filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of her 5-year-old daughter who she said was bitten when she attempted to pet an emotional support pit bull at Portland International Airport after getting the dog owner’s permission to do so. According to a report in The Washington Post, the girl’s mother Mirna Gonzalez said she had stepped away from Gate C7 to buy coffee on Dec. 18, 2017, when she heard her daughter scream. She ran back and saw her daughter Gabriella’s face covered in blood. …Read the rest »

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NBA Player Blake Griffin Faces Dog Bite Lawsuit in Los Angeles

By Brian Chase on February 19, 2019 - No comments

NBA Player Blake Griffin Faces Dog Bite Lawsuit in Los Angeles

NBA player Blake Griffin is facing a dog bite lawsuit from a man who says Griffin’s dog bit him as he ate at an upscale Los Angeles restaurant last year. According to a report in People.com, the plaintiff, Emmanuel Aframian, claims he was at A Votre Sante Mediterranean Restaurant on June 10, 2018 when Griffin’s dog lunged and viciously attacked him without being provoked. …Read the rest »

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Joshua Tree Woman Killed in Dog Attack

By Brian Chase on January 28, 2019 - No comments

Joshua Tree Woman Killed in Dog Attack

A 70-year-old woman, identified by a family member as Lana Bergman, was killed by four dogs that attacked her the night of Jan. 16. According to a KESQ news report, deputies from the Morongo Basin Station received a call about a “vicious animal attack” in the 59000 block of Sunflower Drive in Joshua Tree. When they arrived, deputies found the victim at home alone, suffering from severe injuries as a result of being mauled by four pit bulls. She died from her injuries shortly afterward. …Read the rest »

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