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California Dog Bite and Animal Attack Personal Injury Cases
- If you have already been the victim of a dog bite or animal attack in the State of California, we highly recommend that you stop reading right now, and call our law firm for a free telephone consultation at (800) 816-1529, Ext. 1. We will tell you over the telephone if we think that you have a case and whether we can help you.
- If we believe we can help you, and you decide to retain us, we can then send our investigator to you with all of the legal forms necessary for you to retain our law firm.
- If you do not have medical insurance or a medical provider, we can immediately refer you to an appropriate doctor near you for medical treatment. (Yes, even if you do not have medical insurance)
- Yes, this can all be accomplished with one phone call to our law firm. We try to make the process as simple as possible for you.
Dog bites and animal attacks
Our California Personal Injury Law Firm handles dog bite cases and animal attack cases all over the State of California.
In the state of California, the owners of dogs are strictly liable for the actions of their pets.
The owners of dogs have a duty to ensure that their dogs stay on their property or on a leash, and not bite people.
Most people think that dog bites do not merit retaining in attorney. However, we have represented victims of dog bites and animal attacks where the victim of the dog attacks and mauling’s have suffered horrendous injuries.
There are certain breeds of dogs that have a known aggresive propensity for bites and attacks such as Pit Bulls, Presa Canarios, Doberman Pinschers, German Shepards, Rottweilers, Boerboels, Great Danes, among other breeds.
It does not matter what type of dog or animal bites or attacks you, if you are bitten or attacked, you will most likely have a personal injury case that you can obtain compensation for.
In many cases that we have seen, the owners of said dogs are either family friends, or neighbors. Sometimes the dog belongs to an unknown person who lives down the street.
For this reason many victims of dog attacks are hesitant to seek legal representation to protect their rights.
You must understand that it was not your fault that you were attacked by the dog, and that you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, permanent scarring, and other losses which occur in a dog bite case.
If you were the victim of a dog attack, we obviously recommend that you get medical treatment as soon as possible.
It is very important that you identify the owner of the dog, because they are liable for the dog’s actions.
Furthermore, if the owner of the dog lives in an apartment or a leased home, the landlord may be liable for your injuries in the dog attack, if they knew, or should have known of the dangerous propensity of the dog.
As with other personal injury cases, we recommend that you report the dog attack as soon as possible to the owner of the dog, as well as he owner of the property where the dog ordinarily is kept.
When reporting the incident as mentioned above, ask the person that you’re reporting the incident to for a copy of their driver’s license, or other identifying information.
Also try to write down a physical description of the person that you’re reporting the incident to. We further recommend that you call the police department, and or your local animal control organization so that a formal report of the incident can be made.
You should never assume that the dog that bit you is free of disease. You should insist that the dog be taken by animal control for rabies testing.
We then recommend that you call us at (800) 816-1529, Ext. 1, so that we can evaluate your case.