Doug and Vicki Perry were happily walking their dogs through their normally quiet Anaheim neighborhood one day when suddenly and brutally they were attacked by a sole pit bull. The couple recalled that the pit bull literally “came out of thin air” and attacked both them and their dogs.
Motorists pulled to the side of the road, neighbors heard the loud screams for help and eventually the pit bull had to be beaten and stabbed to release the tight grip. At one point, Doug Perry ran into a house to grab a knife to help defend against the vicious dog. In the end, both dogs and the couple had been seriously injured in the chaos.
The Anaheim police department is now looking into aggressive behavior complaints by this pit bull dog earlier in the week. If this is correct, then the dog owner could be facing criminal charges. In California, the owner will face civil liability because of our dog bite statutes.
If you own a dog in the state of California you are responsible for its behavior, and if it is a breed that has a propensity for violence, California has a strict liability statute that hold you responsible even if the dog had never attacked another before.
If you have been injured or bitten by a dog and have incurred an injury, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Anaheim California Dog Bite attorney as soon as practical. We can help maximize your recovery and also make sure that the dog owner is held fully accountable.