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A stun gun didn’t get him, but a burglary suspect’s own dog did.
Police in California City responded to a burglary call Thursday at around 10 a.m. In the 8500 block of Catalpa Avenue.
Officers chased two suspects. They quickly caught Alvin Beverly in a nearby backyard, but Donnell Blakely ran after being shocked with a stun gun.
He jumped a nearby fence and ended up in another backyard.
It turns out, it was his own and his dog attacked him. Blakely was busted in his own garage and taken to a hospital for the dog bite.
A good Samaritan helped save a toddler from a dog attack Wednesday in North Edwards, and two people were arrested.
Deputies from Rosamond were called for a dog bite at the 13000 block of Davenport Street. They found a toddler with “severe” facial injuries caused by a dog attack.
The toddler was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
This is Dwayne Pressley, the “Good Samaritan” in North Edwards who rescued a small child being attacked by a pit bull. He ripped down a fence to get to them. He says he’s no hero, just someone who did what needed to be done.
Deputies found the home to be in “unlivable conditions.” Child Protective Services arrived and took an 8-month-old child into protective custody.
Kern County Animal Control responded and took custody of the pit bull.
Deputies determined the toddler had fallen out of the window and into the area where the dog was being kept. The child’s mother, 22-year-old Samatha Myers, was asleep and did not realize the child was being attacked, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
A neighbor heard the attack and responded by tearing a portion of the fence and rescuing the child.
Myers and 25-year-old Nathan Albey were both arrested.
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Each year, millions of dog bite cases are reported across the United States with many that go unreported. Experiencing an attack by a dog can be terrifying and traumatic and can cause significant injury. In the state of California, a “Strict Liability” statute is enforced in situations where dogs attack and injure another person. The “One Bite Rule” does not apply and owners are 100% responsible and liable for compensation associated with any injuries suffered by their dog.
Depending on the severity of an injury as well as case specifics, a dog owner may be held accountable at both a civil and criminal level. There are multiple varieties of dog bite lawsuits within the state of California and it is important to clearly understand the nature of your case to determine whether it was the result of Negligence, Scienter (knowledge of a dog’s prior history of aggression) or Intentional Tort (an owner’s intent for a dog to exhibit aggressive behavior).
The skilled attorneys at the DAG Law Firm will assist you in knowing clearly whether you are liable for Comparative Negligence (a victim’s level of responsibility in the provocation of the dog’s aggression) as well as the “Bad Dog” exception, in which signs are clearly displayed on the property, indicating “Beware of Dog.” In some cases, a property owner or landlord may be held liable for damages caused by a tenant’s dog if they had prior knowledge of aggressive. Other conditions, such as a landlord’s failure to enforce dog removal when a tenant breaches a “No Dog” policy in their rental agreement may result in property owner liability.
Victims of dog bite accidents may suffer severe physical injuries as well as psychological and emotional traumas that may include:
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
An understanding of case specifics is crucial to the outcome of your lawsuit and it is important to clearly know your legal rights. At the California DAG Law Firm, our skilled attorneys have over 12 years of experience dealing with personal injury law and can assist you in recovering compensation for your dog bite injury. To speak with a personal injury attorney about your dog bite incident, please call us at (323) 947-2224 for a free consultation.
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