SAN DIEGO, California – A San Diego man stabbed and killed a pit bull dog Sunday night after the animal began attacking him while he was walking his own dog in the City Heights neighborhood, according to the Associated Press.
Both the man and his dog were bitten during the pit bull attack, but the injuries were minor and there are no pending charges against the pit bull’s owner. The pit bull managed to go back to its home after it was severely injured, but it died at the veterinarian’s office a short time later.
“Sadly the owner of the pit bull dog never should have allowed his animal to run loose because the victim anticipated a vicious attack by the dog and responded back the only way he knew how to protect himself and his own dog,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of a San Diego Personal Injury law firm. “These types of dogs have a bad reputation and owners must be diligent to protect the public and the animal itself from harm.”
Dog Attack Statistics
More than 1,000 Americans are injured every day by dogs, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
According to dogsbite.org most attacks involve American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers and mixes of these two breeds, as well as wolf hybrids. Additionally, the report said 77 percent of attacks cause bodily harm, 73 percent of dog attacks are inflicted on children and 68 percent result in a fatality.
Victims of dog attacks and their families may hold the owners of these animals both financially and sometimes criminally liable for their injuries. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured or have lost loved ones due to negligence. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims of dog attacks.
The law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.
Seegmiller is a California and Nevada Personal Injury Law Firm with a track record of proven results. There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best dog bite attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the attack, but it can help you rebuild your life.
Call us today at 1-855-275-9378 to speak with the staff at our dog bite law firm. Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.