Two People Injured In Stockton Pit Bull Dog Attack On Almondwood Lane near Lorraine Avenue
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (December 1, 2019) – Two people had to be hospitalized after a pit bull dog attack on Almondwood Lane near Lorraine Avenue.
Stockton police are saying that the pit bulls got loose from a home sometime around 1:00 p.m. The three pit bulls attacked a group of people.
A woman shot and killed one of the dogs. Two of the other dogs were captured by Animal Control. Two people sustained unspecified injuries in the attack and had to be transported to the St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
An investigation into the owner of the dogs remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Stockton Dog Attacks
Dog owners in California are held strictly liable if their dog injures someone. According to California Civil Code 3342, “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.” Victims of dog attacks often suffer from very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Bite wounds
- Wrongful death
Any person that is injured in a dog attack may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A dog bite injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are.
Getting Help After A Dog Attack
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a dog attack? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they deserve to recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.