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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.

Volunteer Sues Los Angeles Animal Services for Negligence After Dog Attack

By Brian Chase on September 21, 2020 - No comments

Volunteer Sues Los Angeles Animal Services for Negligence After Dog Attack

Kelly Kaneko, a former volunteer at Los Angeles Animal Services, has filed a lawsuit against the agency after a dog attack that left her injured. According to a news report, the incident occurred in the city’s North Central Shelter on Oct. 31, 2019, when a German Shepherd named Jax attacked her. This is also the same shelter where animal care technician Priscilla Romero was mauled by a pit bull back in January 2017. …Read the rest »

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Teen Girl in Coma After Brutal Pit Bull Attack

By Brian Chase on August 7, 2020 - No comments

Teen Girl in Coma After Brutal Pit Bull Attack

Joslyn Stinchcomb, 15, was brutally attacked by two pit bulls, which officials say, ripped off her scalp and left ear and damaged her throat and trachea, requiring her to be put on a ventilator. According to a report in The Daily Mail, the girl was nearly mauled to death by the two dogs when she was walking through her neighborhood in Winder, Georgia. The girl was two weeks from starting her sophomore year in high school. …Read the rest »

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2019 Dog Bite Fatality Report Shows Increase in Dog Attacks and Adult Victims

By Brian Chase on July 23, 2020 - No comments

2019 Dog Bite Fatality Report Shows Increase in Dog Attacks and Adult Victims

The nonprofit Dogsbite.org has released its 2019 Dog Bite Fatality Report, which raises a number of significant concerns. According to the report, in 2019, dogs killed 48 people in the United States, the highest death count on record. There were also other new records set in 2019. Victims in the 30-49 age group outnumbered the 0-4 age group for the first time. Also, attacks involving multiple dogs comprised 63% of deaths and off-property attacks soared 75% above the 14-year average. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles Leads Nation in Dog Attacks Against Mail Carriers

By Brian Chase on June 12, 2020 - No comments

Los Angeles Leads Nation in Dog Attacks Against Mail Carriers

Los Angeles is second in the nation, right behind Houston, when it comes to dog attacks against mail carriers. According to a news release issued by the U.S. Postal Service, employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019, about 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. The U.S. Postal Service released these statistics just before Dog Bite Awareness Week, which runs Sunday, June 14 through Saturday, June 20. …Read the rest »

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Los Angeles County Sees Increase in Dog Bites with More Kids Staying Home

By Brian Chase on June 5, 2020 - No comments

Los Angeles County Sees Increase in Dog Bites with More Kids Staying Home

We all know that more children are staying home from school because of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a news report, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has been witnessing an alarming increase in the reporting of dog bites to children during this period. …Read the rest »

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Dog Attacks on USPS Mail Carriers Could Increase as More People Shelter at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Brian Chase on March 27, 2020 - No comments

Dog Attacks on USPS Mail Carriers Could Increase as More People Shelter at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

In 2019, 5,714 postal employees were attacked by dogs and in a report conducted by City Watch LA stated that Governor Gavin Newsom’s shelter-at-home order might lead to an increase in dog attacks against mail carriers. The strict isolation requirements exempted essential workers such as those employed in law enforcement and certain other public service jobs and critical infrastructure industries including the United States Postal Service. Postal workers will still observe social distancing and sanitize hands and surfaces as they sort and process mail. …Read the rest »

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Southern California Family Faces Lawsuit After Their Dog Attacks Girl Scout Selling Cookies

By Brian Chase on March 12, 2020 - No comments

Southern California Family Faces Lawsuit After Their Dog Attacks Girl Scout Selling Cookies

The family of a girl who was allegedly bitten by a dog while selling Girl Scout cookies has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the dog owner. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against the dog owner alleging negligence and strict liability, seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the girl by her guardian because she is still a minor. …Read the rest »

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Loose Pit Bulls Kill Dog and Injures Woman in Northern California

By Brian Chase on November 15, 2019 - 2 comments

Los Angeles County Sees Increase in Dog Bites with More Kids Staying Home

Jordan Simmons was injured and her Jack Russell terrier pug mix was killed in a dog attack as they walked on a regional trail in Graton in Sonoma County. According to a KRON news report, Simmons said two loose pit bulls approached them on the trail and appeared to be friendly at first, but their behavior changed quickly. Simmons scooped up her dog, Lucy, as the pit bulls circled, barked and nipped at them. …Read the rest »

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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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