California is a statutory strict liability state, meaning the owner of a dog is responsible for any dog bites or attacks that take place in a public place or in a private place where the victim has been legally permitted. Generally, the dog’s owner is responsible for the injuries and damage caused by the dog if it attacks. If you have been bitten by someone else’s dog, it is best to contact a skilled attorney to fully understand your rights.
An actual dog bite is not always necessary to claim for damages. In some scenarios the injury may occur if the victim was chased by the dog and fell, or fell off a bike when a dog attacked the wheel. It is important that you contact us right away if you find yourself in any of these scenarios as the attorneys at Torero Law are best equipped to protect your rights and file for the compensation you may deserve.
Can I be compensated for a dog bite?
Approximately half of all dog bite cases are of children being attacked. These children suffer injuries to their face, to the limbs of their body, and then are left with an ingrained fear of dogs which they may struggle with into adulthood. We seek compensation for our dog bite clients for:
- Bite wounds
- Reconstructive surgery
- Broken limbs from fall
- Emotional trauma
- Scratches and scarring
- All other physical injuries
- Infection from wound
- Loss of income
Steps to take if you’re bitten by a dog:
Take photos! It is important to document everything you can at the time of the incident. Photos of the injuries, the dog and the location will help you in your case further down the road. Ask for insurance information from the owner and ask for the dog’s medical records and list of immunizations. Make sure your injuries are taken care of and then call our office so we can make sure all the necessary steps are taken to keep you protected legally with your case.
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