A pit bull was very aggressive the other day in Montclair when he attacked two people in two separate incidents.
The first victim was a 57-year old man out walking his own dogs when this pit bull attacked him and bit both his arms. Once the victim reported the incident to the police, they arrived on the scene. The dog attacked one of the officers, biting his left hand and his left thigh.
The second officer fatally shot the dog. The 57-yearold man was treated at the scene and the officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. It is unclear who the owner of the dog was.
Statistics show that any dog can be dangerous; however, pit bulls are especially dangerous because of their size and strength. In the year 2010, 33 fatal dog attacks occurred; 22 involved a pit bull.
California Statute 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 are the victim of a dog bite, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will hold the negligent dog owner accountable and make sure you are compensated for your injuries and expenses. I wish the two victims a speedy recovery.