Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Dog Bite
Dogs are easily the most popular type of pet in the United States, but you probably never think you will need a San Diego dog bite attorney. At the Simpson Law Group, we know that the careless or negligent actions of a dog’s owner can lead to incidents that cause harm to you or a loved one. When that happens, you need to secure an attorney who will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Today, we are going to discuss an odd situation of a person being bitten while on a flight bound for San Diego.
We have learned that a man has recently filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines and a dog’s owner after an incident that took place on a flight from Atlanta to San Diego.
Marlin Jackson says that he had just taken a window seat on a 2017 flight when a dog sitting on the lap of the passenger beside him lunged for his face and pinned him against the window so he could not escape. The lawsuit says that Delta “took no action to verify or document the behavior training of the large animal.” The complaint also says that the dog’s owner should have known that a dog of that size was foreseeably dangerous.
Jackson needed 28 stitches as a result of the incident.
Following the attack, Delta changed their policies regarding emotional-support and service animals. They now require passengers to provide “confirmation of animal training” as well as proof of an animal’s immunization records before a passenger can bring a dog on board.
Admittedly, statistics on in-flight animal bites is lacking. However, we do know that there are around 4.5 million dog bites in the US each year.
It is not uncommon for a dog bite victim to sustain the following:
This can lead to major medical expenses for victims of dog bites. All too often, we find that the negligent or careless actions of a dog’s owner contribute to bites and attacks. This can include not using a lease, not properly securing a dog on their property, or allowing an aggressive dog to be around other people and pets.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a dog bite that happened because of the negligence of a dog’s owner, consider seeking legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Simpson Law Group, we are ready to step in and be your advocate. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:
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