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FRESNO: Jaysiah Chavez Died In Dog Attack At Home On East Kaviland Avenue


Mar 27, 2019

Jaysiah Chavez Fresno: 2-Year-Old Toddler Jaysiah Chavez Died After Being Mauled By Rottweiler Dogs In The Front Yard Of His House On East Kaviland Avenue

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (March 27, 2019) – Two-year-old Jaysiah Chavez tragically died in a dog attack after being mauled by a pair of loose Rottweiler dogs in front of his home on the 5900 block of East Kaviland Avenue. 

Fresno police are saying that a pair of Rottweilers were able to escape from a neighbors yard. This was far from the first time that this has happened. 

Jaysiah Chavez was attacked as he was playing in the front yard. Upon realizing what was happening the boys grandmother stepped in to stop the attack and she was bitten. 

The child’s grandfather was able to stop the dogs by hitting them with a gardening hose. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene, but Jaysiah Chavez was later pronounced dead due to his injuries. 

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the family during this difficult time. The dogs were captured and are set to be euthanized as soon as possible. 

An investigation into the Fresno dog attack remains ongoing. 

Liability In Dog Attacks

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “Dog bites pose a serious health risk to our communities and society. More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites.” The vast majority of these attacks are completely preventable. There are a number of steps to both dog owners and the public should take to reduce the likelihood of a dog attack:

  • Owners should socialize their dogs with people as well as other dogs. This makes them more comfortable in different situations and less likely to bite. 
  • Owners are legally required to properly secure their animals. Additional measures should be taken to secure dogs that are prone to escaping. 
  • Adults should educate their children about how to – or whether to – safely approach a strange dog.
  • All people should know how to read a dog’s body language. Dogs that are nervous or feel cornered are more likely to bite.

Dog owners in California are strictly liable for the conduct of their animals. According to the California Civil Code 3342 (a), “The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.” 

The family of a victim that died in a dog attack may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death action. Damages in a wrongful death claim can include compensation for funeral expenses, lost income, emotional trauma and loss of love. A dog bite injury attorney can investigate all aspects of your case free of cost and let you know what your options are.   

Getting Help After A Dog Attack

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jaysiah Chavez as they are going through such a difficult time. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up to help them. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened. No family should ever have to suffer through something like this. 

Have you or someone that you love been attacked by dogs in Fresno. There are a number of laws designed to help you. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to assist you with whatever you need. We can investigate your case free of cost and get you answers about what happened. In fact, we’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a police report associated with an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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