Discovery Bay Boy Seriously Injured in Dog Attack

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Oct-2013

According to a report by KTVU.com, on October 11, a six-year-old boy experienced a serious dog attack at a Discovery Bay residence.

Around 7:30 p.m. on the night of the dog attack, a resident of a home on Amesbury Court called Contra Costa County Animal Services to report that a child sustained a serious dog bite wound to the face.

The child victim underwent immediate surgery at Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

The involved dog was a brown Chesapeake Bay retriever that did not have any history of violence previous to this incident. The owner – a family friend or relative – was not present at the time of the attack.

Animal Services personnel placed the dog in rabies quarantine.

At the time the report was made, the boy was recovering from surgery and the investigation of the attack was ongoing.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States suffer injuries or even fatalities from dog attacks. Children make up the majority of dog bite victims at 60 percent. The more severe injuries sustained in dog bite incidents include lacerations, bone and nerve damage, and infections.

California Civil Code Section 3342 states: “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.”

If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner. For many years, the experienced dog bite attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP have helped clients get what they need to cover damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To get started on the road to recovery today, contact us today.

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