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Common Injuries Resulting From Dog Bites
Head & Neck Injuries
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It only takes one irresponsible animal owner to cause permanent, lifelong physical damage to an innocent victim. Pet owners have a responsibility to ensure that their animals do not cause harm to those around them. When they fail in their responsibilities, they can be held responsible for the harm their pet causes.
A dog bite can do significant amount of harm such as painful injuries and life-altering scars. Other than physical injuries you and your child may suffer psychological trauma as a result of the dog bite.
Common Causes of Dog Bite Cases
Agressive Dog Breed
Lacking of Proper Equipment (e.g. a muzzle and/or a lead)
Commands Given/Not Given by Owner
A Dog's Violent History
What Should I Do Following A Dog Bite?
California is a state where strict liability applies in cases involving dog bites. Therefore when a victim sues to receive compensation, all they must prove is that you were bitten, and not that the owner was careless or negligent in failing to prevent the incident.
The dog owner is strictly liable if the person bitten was in a public place or lawfully in a private place, as long as the victim did not provoke the dog, if the dog was acting in self defence of their owner or if it was a police or military dog acting within reason.
If a dog grabs someone with its teeth but doesn’t break the skin, that could still count as a bite.
You do not need to file a police report following a dog bite, but it may make claiming compensation easier if an animal control officer has investigated the dog and deemed it to be dangerous. Therefore contacting the police or local authorities could work in your favor regarding making a claim.
When claiming compensation as a victim of a dog bite you can claim for a range of consequences: pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and anything else resulting from the incident that results in a financial loss.
Contact Pedram Law Today For Professional and Successful Legal Representation
At Pedram Law, we have two attorney offices, in Los Angeles and Riverside, both specialising in dog bite cases. Beyond LA and Riverside, we practice in behalf of clients across the whole of California and offer them attorney representation in dog bite cases. We never settle a case for less than its full worth, and treat every case personally without disregarding even the smallest of details. Get in contact with us today for a free chat about what we can do for you, or alternatively try our free evaluation to see how much compensation we think you deserve.