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California law makes dog bites a civil offense. What that means is if you have been bitten by a dog, the law permits you to recover money damages for your injuries, including compensation for your losses such as medical expenses. Dog owners therefore have a duty to ensure that their dogs do not harm others and the breach of that duty may entitle you to money. Unfortunately, dog owners sometimes neglect their responsibilities to train and supervise their dogs. Contact our law office if you are interested in learning more about how we can help you today during a free telephone consultation with an attorney.
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Canine owners in California are liable for all damages that result from canine bites – regardless of whether the dog has been aggressive in the past.
If you have been injured by a dog, then it’s in your best interest to speak with one of our California dog bite lawyers who specialize injuries caused by canine bites and a negligent dog owner.
You may be owed significant compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, and other damages. A California attorney with experience can help you immediately if you have been bitten or attacked. Our legal staff and a California attorney specifically assist by obtaining recovery for injured victims throughout California, including both Southern California and Northern California.
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Filing a claim with a lawyer to recover for canine bite injuries is straightforward. To be eligible for compensation, the victim must only demonstrate that he or she was on public property or lawfully on private property when the bite, causing canine bite injuries, occurred.
California has strict laws regarding the statute of limitations for canine bite injuries resulting from a canine bite. Generally, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, then schedule a free call with an injury attorney today. With a few simple steps, you can receive the compensation you deserve under California law.
A few relevant facts to keep in mind:
An attorney can help you receive significant compensation if you have been involved in a California dog bite incident. Canine owners have a duty to protect others from their dogs. When they fail to meet that duty (i.e. when a person has been attacked by a dog), the injured party may be owed significant compensation.
During a free call with a lawyer, one of our attorneys can explore the details of your case to determine how to proceed. If the attorney believes you have a case and are owed compensation, then the case can move forward with a personal injury claim initiated by our injury lawyers.
To be eligible for compensation, you will need to prove you were on public property or lawfully on private property when the attack occurred. You may need photographs of the incident or testimonies from witnesses. This information will be used by our injury lawyers to confirm that the dog owner was negligent at the time of the incident, which means you are owed compensation for your injuries under California law.
The value of your compensation depends on several factors, including the severity of your physical and emotional injuries. You may also receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, emotional pain and suffering, and more.
Injuries caused by a canine can leave adults and children with severe injuries. Many Americans have been permanently disabled or even killed. Schedule a call with one of our experienced injury lawyers today to begin seeking compensation for emotional and physical damage from your injury. We have years of experience handling dog bite cases and the reality is that dogs bite.
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In California, canine owners are liable for all damages that result from their dogs’ bites, even when a dog has not previously shown signs of aggression.
To be eligible to recover compensation for his or her damages, a victim must only demonstrate that he or she was on public property or lawfully on private property when the bite occurred.
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years from the date of the accident.
If you or your child were bitten by a dog, be proactive and contact an experienced attorney after the injury has been seen and you have been stabilized by a doctor.
You will need evidence to show that you were lawfully on private property or that the bite occurred in public, such as photographs of the incident and testimonies from witnesses.
An animal attack victim should receive first aid immediately that includes sterilization of the wound and wrapping in a clean bandage. The victim should seek medical attention as soon as possible to diagnose resulting injuries properly. These can include:
A dog can cause many different types of injuries. The amount of compensation you may receive may depend on the types of injuries sustained.
Before speaking with an attorney, it’s essential to visit a doctor first. Injuries the victim experiences immediately include:
Results of Dog Bites
Canine-induced trauma can leave you or your child permanently disabled. Even when this is not the case, a dog attack can have lasting effects, such as nerve damage or a lasting phobia of dogs. After receiving medical care for yourself or your child, contact our team of experts to schedule your evaluation with us. We can answer your questions and act as your advocate to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Canine accidents can result from dogs of every size and breed. They pose a significant threat to children, the elderly, and adults alike. Such attacks range in severity – from the very mild, right through to severe disablement, and, in some cases, even death. Allied to the physical harm is the long-term, psychological damage that can come with an accidents. Our lawyers have helped clients throughout California recover the compensation they’re entitled to.
Unfortunately, dog attack accidents are more common than one would like. According to an article published in the Los Angeles Times, insurance companies handled just less than two-thousand such cases in 2013 alone – costing insurance carriers up to $65 million in damages. Each year, there are almost 5 million bite accidents in the US alone. Many fatal dog accidents result from animals already chained. This means canine owners must exercise great responsibility when dealing with their animals.
Reporting an incident is crucial – not only to recover damages, but also to protect other citizens from damage. A qualified, experienced attorney can help adjudge the merits of your individual case, helping you chart a legal course that recovers loss of income, medical expenses and other potential damages that result from an accident involving a canine. Our personnel work methodically to shape the case in your favor.
Lawsuits for Dog Attacks
Dog-related lawsuits are assessed on a variety of fronts. Our attorneys collect and review the evidence needed to pursue your case.
This involves establishing whether the dog in question, and no other animal, was responsible for your injuries.
It also means proving ownership of the dog, showing that you did not provoke such an attack, while also demonstrating you were legally entitled to be where you were when the attack took place.
After assessing these, we will determine if you have a case or not, and whether you should receive compensation for your injuries.
Compensation varies. The value is dependent upon several factors.
For example, the medical damages – both immediate and long-term – involved; psychological damage; loss of employment and income; loss of opportunity and other familial factors.
Upon establishing responsibility, we help clients throughout California receive the compensation they’re fully entitled to.
According to an article published in the Los Angeles Times, insurance companies in California handled slightly less than 2,000 canine bite claims in 2013, resulting in a cost to insurance carriers in the amount of $64.7 million. contact us today at (949) 629‒4349 for a free initial consultation. We will discuss your case with you and determine a viable course of legal action. We have a no fee guarantee such that we do not collect a dime if we do not win your case. We will fight the insurance company on your behalf.
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Dog-related accidents can cause enormous distress. Our team help you to obtain the redress you deserve as a result of negligence or recklessness on the part of dog owners.