Posts tagged "dog attacks"

Dog Bites: When Can You Seek Punitive Damages Against Dog Owners?

PTSD: watch for symptoms now and later

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in people that have experienced or seen a dangerous or shocking event. We often hear of war veterans that develop PTSD from witnessing and experiencing life-threatening combat. Indeed, between 11 and 20 percent of Iraq War veterans developed PTSD in a given year, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ten Bits About Dog Bites

"He just wants to play," the dog owner says, but dog bites are nothing to play around with. In California, the owner of an animal that bites another is strictly liable for injuries caused to the victim regardless of whether the owner had reason to believe the dog was dangerous. Strict liability applies whether the attack occurs on public or private property, provided the victim was lawfully on that property. 

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