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Neighbor’s dog attacked elderly woman

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2022 | Dog Bites |

California dog owners, like those in other states, must adhere to leash laws, as well as any other regulations that are relevant to keeping a dog as a pet. In this state, there are laws that prohibit dog owners from allowing their pets to run free on a public street or other area that is accessible to the public. Several weeks ago, an attack occurred when a 70-year-old woman was walking in her community.  

The woman was collecting recyclable items from her neighborhood. It was approximately 6 a.m. on a Thursday. She was suddenly attacked by a neighbor’s dog, which had left its owner’s property.  

The dog bite victim was taken to a nearby hospital for care 

The dog reportedly bit the woman on her leg. She was taken to a local hospital for emergency care. Thankfully, the woman is expected to be okay. The dog in question was captured and transported to a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals facility. The dog’s owners were away from home at the time of the attack 

A board was missing in a fence at the owners’ home 

Investigators say that the dog who attacked the elderly woman had gotten out of the owners’ house. It then left the property through a hole in a fence that was apparently in need of repair because a board was missing. California is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites, meaning that a dog-bite victim is typically entitled to restitution for damages from the owner of the dog in these circumstances. A person considering filing a claim will want to meet with an experienced attorney to discuss possible insurance issues, as well as for help in pursuing the maximum amount of available compensation.