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  • 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 ...
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  • Dog Bite Ahead! How To Identify A Dog's Warning Signs

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-May-2013

    Dog bites send thousands of U.S. residents to the emergency room each year. While they claim very few lives, dog bites often cause severe pain, scarring, and emotional trauma – especially for children, who are the most common victims of dog bites. While many dog bites can be prevented by teaching children how to treat dogs, dog owners and those who supervise children when dogs are present ...
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  • Ways To Prevent Dog Bite Injuries In Children

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Nov-2012

    Children are the most common victims of dog bite injuries in California, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The risk of dog bite injuries is especially high for toddlers, who don’t always know how to determine when a dog is acting aggressively, and whose delicate skin and bones can be severely damaged by a dog bite. Luckily, there are ways to protect ...
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  • Don't Become a Victim: Know the Signs of an Aggressive Dog

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 31-Aug-2012

    An estimated 4.7 million dog bites happen in the United States every year, with nearly 800,000 requiring medical care for the victim, according to the American Humane Society. Because so many dog attacks happen every year, the chances are that you or someone you know will be injured by a dog attack at some point in your life. But while it may seem inevitable that you suffer such an injury, you ...
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  • Pit Bull Set to Return to Neighborhood after Attacking a Child

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Nov-2011

    People in Linda are upset because a pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old girl will be returning to their neighborhood once its quarantine is over. The Marysville Appeal-Democrat reports that the dog attacked the girl on Monday after breaking through a fence. The bite sent the girl to the hospital, but she is now recovering at home. The child’s neighbor shot the pit bull in the face to protect ...
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  • California Dog Bite Law Holds Owners Liable For Bites

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Aug-2011

    Dog bites can be terrifying, especially for children. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 800,000 Americans seek medical care for dog bites each year, and nearly half of these need emergency care. Children are far more likely to be bitten by a dog than adults, and bites to children frequently occur on the face or neck. California law holds dog owners ...
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  • Elderly Man Attacked By Loose Dogs In South San Jose

    Posted By (800) 900-0863 || 5-Jan-2011

    According to The Contra Costa Times, a 78-year-old man was attacked by loose dogs in the Blossom Hill neighborhood of San Jose on December 29. The man said he did not hear the dogs approaching before the attack, and credits his survival to a neighbor who witnessed the attack and chased the dogs away. In the San Jose dog bite attack, the man says the dogs knocked him to the ground and he sustained ...
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  • Dog Owner Tips for Preventing Santa Cruz Dog Bites

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 3-Dec-2010

    If you own a dog, it is your responsibility to make sure it doesn’t harm others. If your animal does injure an adult or child, you may be held liable for the injuries your dog caused in a court of law. Below are some helpful guidelines for dog owners to help prevent their animal from attacking others and causing others dog bite injuries: Consider your dog selection carefully. Consult with a ...
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  • No Matter the Breed, Dogs Can Bite

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Dec-2010

    USA Today recently published an article detailing the findings of a study by the University of Colorado, Denver, where data of children bitten by dogs was analyzed. Researchers discovered the attacks were most often by a breed of the animal that is considered to be “good with children,” such as a Labrador retriever, and generally a child’s face and eyes are the main targets for ...
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