Officers from San Diego police were called to Point Loma on Wednesday after reports of a dog attack.
When officers arrived at the home in the 2700 block of Wasp Way just after 6:30 p.m., they discovered that three people had been bitten by a 2-year-old male Rottweiler, one of them was an 18-month-old toddler.
According to Nina Thompson with the San Diego Humane Society, a 13-year-old girl whose family lives down the street and owns the dog, as well as the toddler’s mother, were both bitten.
According to Bill Ganley, the society’s chief of humane law enforcement, the mother and toddler were seriously injured. He said they were both bitten on the arm, with the teenage girl being bitten less severely at home after the incident.
The dog reportedly ran from his home of an open door from his residence before attacking the mother and toddler, with the dog’s owner having received a running-at-large citation and the dog being placed on a 10-day mandatory quarantine.
The Rottweiler is still at home with its owner, as per Ganley, and must remain on the property during the quarantine until the dog does not have rabies condition is confirmed.
According to police spokesman Darius Jamsetjee, all three victims were taken to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for treatment.
It has devastated everyone involved. However, Ganley added that the attack was not an intentional act.
At some point, Ganley said, a hearing will be held during which the dog’s owner will be allowed to present information that will be used to reach a determination.
Investigators are asking if anyone with information related to the case can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-299-7012 (press1).
Common Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites can result in several injuries and health complications. First, there are all possible outcomes after a dog bites or attack: infections, disfigurement, lacerations, amputations, and bone fractures. In addition, after a dog attack, you may suffer mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The victim may incur high costs and damages as a result of these injuries and health conditions. Therefore, you should carefully document your injuries if you need to file a claim for damages.
Statute of Limitations
In California, there is a statute of limitations for filing a claim for a dog bite injury. The statute of limitations is generally is two years from the date of the bite. However, there are exceptions to the statute of limitations. To understand, if you can still file a claim, speak with an attorney with experience with dog bite lawsuits.
Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
While dogs can provide us joy and happiness, they are still less-aware aware animals. As a result, they are prone to attack by nature and can strike with viciousness when cornered, startled, or frightened. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.5 million Americans are victims of dog bites every year, many of them being children.
If you or your family member have been a dog bite injury victim, immediately contact Dogbite Inury lawyers at Khashan Law for a free, confidential consultation.