In California, dog bites are common, perhaps due to the fact that more dogs are exposed to the public as people walk with their pets and enjoy the temperate climate. Regardless of the reason, our Los Angeles dog bite lawyers realize that the injuries sustained in an attack can be serious or even life threatening. At The Justice Firm, we work vigorously to ensure victims recover the full damages they deserve for costs related to their injuries. Dog owners are responsible for their pets and protecting others from potential bites or attacks; they should be held liable when an innocent person is made a victim.
Whether through a lawsuit or successful negotiation with the insurance company, we fight to recover damages which may include lost wages, emotional distress/trauma, pain and suffering, and other costs in addition to medical expenses. Dog bites can result in scarring or severe disfigurement which may require plastic or cosmetic surgery. The psychological trauma can be great, causing the victim to have an intense fear of dogs and other animals for the rest of his or her life. If you have been seriously injured in a dog attack, we urge you to contact our office immediately.In California, Dog Owners are Strictly Liable for Dog Bites
Unlike in some other states, there is no "one bite" rule in California requiring that a dog has attempted to attack or bite another person in the past for an individual to file a claim. Ultimately, the owner of a dog does not have to have knowledge that the dog is potentially dangerous or may bite or attack someone in order to be held responsible for damages the victim may incur. Owners may have a solid defense against your injury claim in a very few situations, including if the person attacked or bitten was trespassing or provoked the dog either intentionally or unintentionally. In addition, the owner may not be held responsible if the victim was aware of the risk due to posted signs or other means.
An Orange County dog bite lawyer with our firm will work to provide the proof necessary to ensure you recover all of the compensation you deserve. In order to prove the dog owner's liability, it must be proven that the defendant actually owns or controls the dog, that you were not trespassing, and that you suffered an injury directly related to the dog bite/attack.Personal Injury Attorneys in LA Fighting Vigorously for Dog Bite Victims
At The Justice Firm, we provide aggressive legal support and guidance, working to ensure those who have been viciously bitten or attacked by a dog are fairly compensated. While you may be eligible for compensation of medical costs including therapy, hospital stays, and medication, you may also be eligible for related expenses including lost wages, pain and suffering (past, present, and future), home nursing care, and even punitive damages in some cases where the owner encouraged the dog to bite or attack.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a dog bite, stand up for your rights and fight for the monetary damages you deserve. Medical costs can lead to financial issues and even bankruptcy, so don't let a dog owner's negligence affect your life and future. Call The Justice Firm now at 310-914-2444.