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Are Dogs Really Man's Best Friend?

Even though dogs are supposed to be man's best friend, occasionally we read about a dog attacking a person and seriously hurting them. In recent years, it has been shown that dogs can become viciously unfriendly to men, women and children. More than four million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year.

Making headlines is the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office recently filing felony charges against a 51-year old Barstow woman regarding a pit bull attack? She is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, her dog, caused great bodily injury to another.

According to court records, she is accused of nearly running down a man with her vehicle after he helped a juvenile who was bitten by one of her four pit bulls at a local school yard. The dog is under a 10-day quarantine. The youngster was treated at a local hospital for a dog bite on his thigh. He was later released.

California Civil Code Section 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.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog attack that caused serious injury, Contact the San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Peach & Weathers Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers. We determine if your injury creates a valid legal claim against a dog owner. If so, we will work diligently to get you're the compensation and peace of mind needed to get on with your life.

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