Carmela Garcia, a mother of six, heard two of her neighbors in an apartment complex at Babu’s Villa Apartments, 10515 Mills Tower Drive in Rancho Cordova, arguing about money. When Garcia left her apartment to ask the men to stop arguing, one of them went to his apartment, came back with two pit bulls and told them to attack both Garcia and the other resident.
According to KXTV News 10, shocked onlookers saw the dogs chewing up the male resident, biting his face and dragging him across a grass area, even as people were shouting at the dogs’ owners to call the dogs off. The severely injured man was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and is expected to survive.
In the meantime, Garcia was also bitten by one of the dogs and received serious injuries to both arms and hands in the attack.
The owner of the dogs had run off by the time police arrived, but the two dogs were located in the apartment complex and were taken into custody by animal control authorities.
We would like to wish both of the people injured in this savage and frightening attack a full and speedy recovery from their injuries.
Each year over 330,687 people are treated in emergency rooms the United States after being attacked by a dog. Most dog attacks lead to very serious injuries. As studies show, pit bulls are the most dangerous dog breed in America. During the five-year period from 2005 -2009, pit bulls accounted for 70% of the total recorded fatal dog attacks in America. Between 2006 and 2008, dogs killed 52 people in America.
The dog owner is the liable party in a dog bite lawsuit. It does not matter if the owner did not know the dog would attack another person. The owner must pay for all of the medical bills and pain and suffering of the innocent victim. In order to ensure a strong case, try to do the following three things as soon as possible after being attacked:
Identify the dog and its owner and get the address and phone number of the owner.
If another person witnessed the attack, get that person’s contact information.
Photograph the wounds and bloody clothes.
Victims of dog bites often suffer more than just the physical harm caused by the dog. Emotional damage is also a factor when dogs attack. The compensation you get should reflect this. Our experienced Sacramento Dog Bite Lawyer will make sure can help you get the money you deserve on top of any medical bills or time off work.