Animal Attack Injury Attorneys in California
If you or your family member has been attacked by a dog or other domesticated animal and get serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. In California, owners are held strictly liable for the injuries their pets inflict on others. At Need An Injury Attorney California, our California dog bite attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help animal attack victims in pursuing a personal injury claim. We understand the physical, emotional and financial impact a serious injury can have and we focus to pursue maximum compensation in all of the personal injury cases we take.
Dog Bite Injuries in California
While the law applying to animal attacks in California covers all types of animals, dog bites are the most common animal-related injury. Unlike some states that have a one-bite rule, which exempts an owner from responsibility if the animal has never attacked before, Californian dog owners are accountable for the injuries their dogs inflict even if there has been no previous warning of dangerous behavior. The only viable defenses against obligation for a dog attack are that the victim was trespassing (with the intention of committing a crime), the victim was provoking the animal, or that the victim knew there was a danger of getting bitten and ignored the risk.
Dog bites can cause serious injuries or even deaths. When dogs attack children, as is often the case, the injuries sustained can be disastrous and life-threatening. Many of these injuries need surgery and can leave disfiguring scars.
If a dog bite occurs to you or your child, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. Our dog bite attorneys are prepared to assist you with your cases.
Types of Dog Bite Injuries
Dogs are one of the powerful animals and can cause significant injuries, substantial blood loss and nerve damage. Dogs are more possible to attack children because of their small size, and most commonly attack a child’s face, head, and neck. Injuries might include:
- Puncture wounds and severe lacerations
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Infections resulting in dog bites
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Fractures and broken bones
If a dog bite happens to you or your child, you have the right to get compensation for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. Our dog bite lawyers are prepared to assist you with your cases.