Chad Bird Marysville: 28-Year-Old Man Mauled And Attacked By Three Pit Bull Dogs After Saving 14-Year-Old At Eastlake Park
MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA (January 10, 2018) – A 28-year-old man named Chad Bird was seriously injured after he was attacked by three adult pit bulls in Eastlake Park.
The incident began on Tuesday as Chad Bird saw a 14-year-old boy being mauled by three pit bulls in Eastlake Park. Despite numerous adults being around the young boy no one was helping.
Chad Bird got out of his car and began running towards the dogs. He was able to stop the attack by yelling and kicking the dogs. But then they turned on him and began attacking.
One dog bit down on each of his arms. He was able to break free and run back to his car. But the three dogs were able to catch up to him and knocked him down by his car.
A neighbor identified as Max Jacobo came to the rescue with a shovel. He was able to stop the dogs attack and help get Chad Bird to safety. Marysville police confiscated the dogs and are debating whether they should be put down.
Liability In Dog Attacks
California has very strict laws when it comes to dog attacks. Owner are expected to secure their dogs and prevent them from attacking anyone. This applies to everyone both on and off the owner’s personal property. In short, an owner is virtually always responsible if their dog attacks someone. It doesn’t matter if the dog had ever previously displayed vicious behavior.
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. A person is lawfully upon the private property of such owner within the meaning of this section when he is on such property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner.”
The average cost of a dog injury claim is around $26,166. That can actually be quite low if a person’s injuries are severe or if they need surgery. It’s a lot for a single individual to pay for. Victim’s of dog attacks are able to recover damages for their injuries by filing a bodily injury claim. A dog bite injury attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know how much you may be entitled to.
Getting Help After A Dog Attack
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Chad Bird and the 14-year-old boy as they continue to recover. Chad Bird and Max Jacobo are heroes and deserve to be recognized as such. There needs to be some accountability on the part of the owner of these dogs. The Marysville police department should conduct a thorough investigation for the sake of all of those affected.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a dog attack you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to getting our clients the most compensation possible after an accident and focus entirely on personal injury law. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need an investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.