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Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Fatal Jailhouse Police Dog Bite

Posted by Robert Walch | Jun 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Dog Bite Wrongful Death Lawsuit

We handle jailhouse personal injuries, a wide-range of wrongful death cases and lots of dog bite lawsuits but rarely do you see all three in one accident. The family of a deceased Orlando man has recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the prison and staff after a dog bite by the police dog ended up causing his death. 

The Appeal reports on this unique jailhouse wrongful death case: 22 year old Max Garcia was attacked by a police dog when he was fleeing from the scene of a robbery he had reportedly perpetrated at a nearby convenience store. Admitted to the hospital before being taken to the jailhouse infirmary, "Garcia's health began to rapidly deteriorate" until he was found not breathing in his jail cell. "The autopsy revealed that the bites on his left leg lead to an E. Coli infection and ultimately a blood infection that turned fatal. Garcia died of septic shock with HIV as a contributing factor.   

Dog bites and animal attacks result in a wide range of injuries and deaths every year. And similar to the death here, many times the injuries inflicted by the animals are complicated by other conditions the victim already has. When it comes dog bite personal injuries and deaths the simple truth is this- owners are responsible for their pets. This is true even when the pets are in their own homes or when they are being provoked (although depending on the details of the provocation there may be a comparative negligence analysis).

Some common Calabasas dog bite questions we get:

  • Who do I sue following a dog bite: The owner of the dog or animal that caused the injuries or death. In most of these cases we are filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against their homeowners insurance of directly against them. 
  • How much is my dog bite lawsuit worth: The answer to this depends, of course on the nature of your injuries but these cases can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. And even if your injuries are not permanent, a Calabasas dog bite personal injury lawsuit is still worth pursuing to help ensure that you are not paying out of pocket for things like medical bills and missed work. 
  • How much does a dog bite lawyer cost: Good news! You don't pay us any lawyer fees until we get you paid. So you are not taking on any debt hiring a lawyer to fight for you. Our fees are extremely reasonable (around 33%) and always worth it as we not only take this legal matter off your hands but get you more money than if you try to handle it on your own, and fast!

Calabasas Dog Bite Lawyer

Dealing with a dog bite injury or death? Get in touch with he talented team of Calabasas dog bite lawyers at Walch Law firm today to discuss your case and legal options further. Like any personal injury case, time is of the essence so the sooner you get in touch with us, the better. Call us now!

About the Author

Robert Walch

Partner Robert Walch is passionate about helping individuals and families that are dealing with the aftermath of a serious personal injury or wrongful death accident. Robert has been working at Walch Law since 2000 and has developed a reputation as a caring and compassionate attorney that keeps his clients in the loop on the progress of their case and works hard to get the best results possible. Robert is a huge reason why the Walch Law Firm has a success rate of over 95% on their serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.


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