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Your Experienced Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites can have an impact on the lives of both the victim and the dog owner. Usually, the person who was bit can sue for damages if he or she suffered injury after an interaction with the pet.
In the state of California, the dog owner faces liability in a lawsuit for the victim’s injuries, despite the former behavior of the dog and even if the animal has never bitten before. Under some circumstances, other people may be found responsible for the dog harming the victim. This can include the current caretaker of the dog. For example, if you are dog sitting a friend’s dog and it attacks someone while under your care, you may have to compensate the injured person. Another party that can be found responsible for a dog attack is the owner of the property. For example, if the property owner has not taken adequate measures to keep the people on the property safe from the dog, then it is likely that he or she may be found liable. However, when it comes to a dog attack, people under the age of 18 are basically immune from liability. In a case like this, the parents of the minor would be held accountable for the actions of the minor’s dog.
If you have been attacked by a dog it Is important to gather evidence of what happened. Be sure to exchange contact information and verify that the dog owner’s information is correct while he or she is still present. Be sure to also take a picture or video of the dog because the breed of the dog could impact the income of your claim. If there are witnesses present, it would be advised to gather their information as well. Once you have gathered sufficient evidence, please seek medical attention, because you may not know the severity of your injury until it is properly evaluated. In some cases, doctors may order a rabies shot. Therefore, it is crucial that you get medical attention.
If you or a loved one are a victim of a dog bite, please contact LAW & PISH- Injury Trial Lawyers to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Call (951) 683-8320 for a free consultation today.
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Patricia A. Law
Patricia A. Law has tried more than 100 Jury Trials and Binding Arbitrations
- Over 30 Years of Trial Experience
- Specializes in Catastrophic Injury Cases
- Biggest Win: “$29.5 Million Wrongful Death Verdict”
- #1 Trial Attorney in San Bernardino County
- Specializes in Medical Malpractice Law