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California woman arrested after dog attack

In California, dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If someone is injured because of their animal, they may be held liable for those injuries. A dog who is prone to attacking humans can be considered a deadly weapon, which may result in serious charges for the pet owner.

A juvenile was bitten in his right thigh area by a dog at a junior high school in California. He was treated at the hospital for the injury and was released. This injury was the second reported dog attack of the evening at the junior high, although it is still unclear if the two events were related. The first call reported that three Pit Bulls attacked another dog in the same area. 

 

After the bite occurred, the victim called out to a man on a bicycle. The man threw his bicycle under the tire of a woman who was allegedly trying to leave the scene with four Pit Bulls in her car. According to a police lieutenant, the woman with the dogs almost hit the man with the bicycle as she drove away. She was arrested later that same evening and now faces felony assault charges. The dog who allegedly bit the boy is currently being held by the local Humane Society. 

This woman may be liable for the medical and emotional injuries suffered by the young boy. If you have been injured in an animal attack, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills or your pain and suffering. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help. 

Source: Opposing Views, “Pit Bull Attack On Juvenile In California Leads To Felony Charges Against Owner Cheryl Morrow,” Denise A. Justin, May 22, 2013

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