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Dog Bite Attorney
Dogs have always been extremely popular in America. According to the latest Humane Society Statistics (2012) 39% of all U.S. households own at least one dog and 12% of the population have three or more dogs. Look anywhere and you see people with their dogs. There are dog parks all over the landscape and beach fronts dedicated to inviting dogs. Here in Huntington Beach, we possess one of the earliest, largest and most popular dog beaches in Southern California. With over 78.2 million dogs in the United States your chances of getting bit are almost commonplace.
Dog bites are so common that many people never really realize the problem until they fall victim to an aggressive dog or animal. Thousands of people seek medical treatment for dog bite injuries in the United States every single year. Injury Law Central advises that you do not just shrug it off.
If you or someone you love had been bitten by a dog, a Los Angeles dog bite attorney from the El Dabe Law Firm can help you take the necessary legal action to hold the dog’s owner responsible for your injuries.
California is a strict liability state, meaning that pet owners are liable for any injury inflicted upon a person by their pet. Regardless of where the bite occurred or the circumstances of the attack, dog owners must take care to protect people from harm who come in contact with their dogs. If they fail to do this they will be liable for any resulting damages.
Lawyers Helping Dog Bite Victims
At Injury Law Central, our Orange County dog bite lawyers from Huntington Beach El Dabe Law Firm provides expert representation to dog bite victims throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and all of Southern California. If you need assistance filing personal injury claims, contact the El Dabe Law Firm immediately.
When a pet owner fails to prevent their animal from biting someone, an animal attack lawyer from Injury Law Central will move right away to do everything possible to insure the owner provides adequate compensation. A dog bite injury can range from mild to severe. Many bites may result in multiple cuts, punctures, lacerations, broken bones, and bruises. Both adults and children especially may suffer from psychological injuries and emotional scars along with the physical scars from the trauma of the event. Many former dog lovers become petrified of dogs after being viciously bitten or savagely attacked. Injury Law Central does not overlook these needs when taking injuries into account.
El Dabe Law Firm has the qualified Orange County animal attack attorneys who will make every effort to obtain for you compensation that includes all expenses incurred as a result of the dog bite injury, including medical costs, lost wages from not being able to work, and pain and suffering. Negligent dog owners will be held accountable for their actions and a personal injury lawyer from our firm will help make sure this happens.
Dog Law Resources
- California Dog Bite Law
- Animal bite; Mischievous animal; Dogs trained to fight
- Sale of Dogs by Breeders
- Theft of dogs
- Abandonment of Animals
- California Dog Bite Cases
- Dog Parks in Los Angeles, CA
- Los Angeles dog bite attorney
A Dog Bite Attorney Can Protect Your Legal Rights
If a dog has teeth, it can and will bite you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fancy thoroughbred or a cute, scruffy mutt that you’ve patted on the head a hundred times, he could take bite out of you when you least expect it. If that ever happens to you, you’ll need a dog bite attorney to look out for you and protect your legal rights.
Dog bites are not always serious, but they can be.
When a dog bite causes serious damage, the consequences can be as traumatic as any other personal injury. All dog bite injuries require medical treatment, which could include painful shots to guard against rabies. If a dog is agitated enough, big enough, or vicious enough, it’s bite could cause puncture wounds, gouges, skin lacerations, damage to muscles and flesh, or even life threatening injuries.
Bite injuries can mean long term medical bills, temporary disabilities, lost wages, and permanent scars. They can require medical treatment ranging from emergency wound repair to extensive reconstructive surgery. If a dog bite is serious enough, it can change your life.
Your attorney will investigate your case
When you contact a dog bite attorney, he will get to work on your case immediately. Details can fade with time, so he or his investigator will talk to witnesses, obtain police reports, gather medical records, and contact the owner of the dog as soon as possible. Once you’ve gone through the healing process, your attorney will evaluate your case and try to negotiate the settlement you deserve.
What if a “nice” dog attacks you?
A dog bite attorney knows that in California anyone who owns a dog can be held strictly liable for its actions… no matter how nice it is. Even if the dog bites you while you are on the owner’s premises, under most circumstances he would be responsible for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, disabilities and scarring.
Of course, interpreting the law as it relates to your dog bite injuries may not be quite that simple. Your case may be subject to one of the rare defenses to strict liability, or governmental immunity may apply.
What if the dog never bit anyone before?
Dog owners say that a lot, and it might very well be true in your case. Fortunately for you, a dog’s non-biting history doesn’t matter if he decides to go on the attack. His owner is still liable for your injuries, even if he was a good little doggie, up until the moment that he bit you.
You need help sorting through the issues
Dog bite cases can get as complicated as any other personal injury case. That’s why you need an attorney on your side, and you need to have him involved right away.
If a dog bites you, and you need help sorting through all of the issues, contact us we can help.