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Murrieta: Dog Attacked, Injured Two Men


At about 9 a.m. on Friday, June 28, a dog attacked and injured two men in Murrieta. The 90-pound dog, a mix of Neapolitan Mastiff and pit bull, attacked its owner’s 80-year-old father and an air-conditioning repairman at a residence located in the 39000 block of Salinas Drive. The father suffered injuries to his stomach, to the back of his knee, and to both arms, where arteries were punctured. The repairman suffered moderate trauma. Emergency responders transported them to area hospitals. Animal services received permission from the owner of the dog to euthanize it.

“Those who suffer trauma in a dog attack may hold the owner of the animal liable for the cost of their recoveries by filing civil claims,” explained California dog bite lawyer James Ballidis.

Dog attacks cause 800,000 people to seek medical attention in the United States each year, with children accounting for half of the victims. Emergency medical attention is necessary for 386,000 of those injured, and fatality results in about 16 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two men who were injured in the dog attack.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Murrieta dog attack.

Additional information on California dog bite laws and the civil claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.

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