By Ron Sokol | [email protected] | Daily BreezePUBLISHED: March 5, 2019 at 6:17 pm | UPDATED: March 5, 2019 at 6:22 pm Q: Our terrier, Jessie, bit the neighbor’s hand, but he (the neighbor) climbed over the wall to get into our yard – without our knowledge or permission – supposedly to help Jessie during the rains. The next day our neighbor went to a doctor. Are we financially responsible? If so, for what? -G.E., Lomita A: Some states have a rule that the dog has to have shown prior propensity for violence before the owner is held liable for a dog bite. California, however, enforces strict liability with regard to dog bites; the rationale being it is a dangerous, violent act by an animal that can cause very serious injury. Damages include pain and suffering, medical bills, and related out of pocket (including lost wages if the person is rendered unable to work for a period of time). But, you can raise the defense of trespassing. Under California law, the injured person … [Read more...] about Ask the Lawyer: Is there any defense if your dog bites someone who enters your yard?
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close Video Woman who has one nostril hole after botched surgery desperate for change Woman who has one nostril hole after a dog bite and botched surgery is desperate for a chance at fixed nose. A woman seeking the help of celebrity surgeons said that for the last 11 years she’s been strategically placing her hand in front of her face or tilting her head a certain way so that people don’t see the large hole in her nose where her two nostrils should be. Laura Schild, who appeared on E!’s hit show “Botched,” said it started when she went to kiss her dog and he lifted his head, breaking her nose and severing the area between her two nostrils, known as the columella. In a preview clip of Wednesday’s episode, Schild said she wasn’t able to see a plastic surgeon until her nose healed, and once she did his corrective surgery led to her current situation. FREAK GYM CLASS ACCIDENT LEFT TEXAS TEEN NEARLY PARALYZED: REPORT “I … [Read more...] about Woman left with 1 nostril hole after botched surgery to fix dog bite
Singer Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York City, U.S., May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RC135B46B7F0 Miley Cyrus wants to stop a video of herself from being leaked. Cyrus asked a judge to seal her video deposition regarding her sister’s dog to prevent it from being obtained by the media, according to court documents obtained by The Blast. Cyrus, 25, says the video could cause damage to her reputation, according to the website. She claims that she is one of the most famous celebrities on Earth, and “the subject of media and tabloid speculating concerning even irrelevant minutiae details of her life.” She argued that the person suing her, Yolande Ngom, refuses to agree with her and wants the video to be public. Cyrus’ sister Brandi was sued by Ngom in 2014 after her German Shepard, Feather, allegedly bit Ngom at Brandi’s apartment complex. Cyrus paid for the pad. Cyrus previously filed papers claiming that she did … [Read more...] about Miley Cyrus asks judge to seal video in dog-bite case: report
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed a ruling permitting a civil claim against a K-9 police officer for excessive force for allowing his Belgian Malinois to continue biting an arrestee after he’d already surrendered. The recent decision, Escobar v. Montee, concerns a police chase that occurred after Israel Escobar assaulted his wife and fled with a knife. After noticing police vehicles at his home, Escobar fled into the night and was found hiding in neighbor’s backyard. According to the decision, while a police helicopter monitored Escobar, police were informed that Escobar had a knife. Escobar’s mother also called the police and told them they would have to kill Escobar to catch him and that he would not be arrested without a fight, the court said. Based on those facts, Grand Prairie police officer Lance Montee released Bullet, a Belgian Malinois police dog on Escobar, without his usual warning that he was … [Read more...] about Fifth Circuit Reverses Green-Lighting of Civil Claim Over Police Dog Bites
Attorney Marc Weinberg of Saffren & Weinberg specializes in personal injury among other areas. He shares tips on what to do in the event of a dog bite injury. Only 1% of the people who are injured from a dog bite get compensated. To make sure you fall into the 1% category, you should reach out to a lawyer to help your case and speed up the claim process.”— Marc Weinberg, LawyerJENKINTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, May 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Dogs are known to be the most loyal best friends humans can ever have, but what happens if a dog bites you? The trauma can lead to physical damage and pain which could also cost you depending on the severity. Dog bites are pretty common and, as per a report, only 1% of the people who are injured from a dog bite get compensated. You have a couple of options in such circumstances: 1. File an insurance claim with the insurance company of the dog’s owner as it the responsibility of the owner to reimburse you your medical … [Read more...] about Jenkintown Lawyer Discusses Dog Bites and When a Personal Injury Attorney Needs to be Hired