As reported by Philip Gonzales in the Northern California Record, the family of a Fresno man has filed a lawsuit in the Fresno County Superior Court against several defendants alleging negligence and wrongful death in the death of their family member. According to the complaint, the man’s body was found in a canal on July 5, 2016. The cause of death was drowning; however, there were wounds that on his body that appear to be bite marks. The family members allege the attack contributed to his death. The suit is alleging that the defendants are responsible for damages for failing to restrain their dogs and secure their premises. The suit is seeking a variety of financial and non-economic damages.
I live in an apartment building with my family. Our neighbor’s dog bit my child. My child had to have stitches and cosmetic surgery to repair the damage. She now has nightmares and is afraid to go out of our apartment. Who do I sue for the dog bite – the landlord or my neighbor?