Having a dog is a good experience for many, but we forget they are animals. Their instinct can make them attack people or cause damage to their property in specific situations.
In both scenarios, the victims can be left with hefty medical bills or expensive repairs.
Dog bite attacks often result from negligence or carelessness from owners. They fail to take adequate measures that seriously threaten other’s life and property. The victims can file lawsuits against such dog owners and get financial compensation for the damages.
It’s crucial to work with a California dog bite lawyer who has extensive experience with these cases, such as Lehr Law who will fight for your fair compensation.
What Are The Consequences Of Dog Attacks
Dog attacks are traumatizing and leave a person emotionally and mentally distressed for a long time. Victims of dog attacks also suffer from the following:
- Serious contusions
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head and facial injuries
- Mental health issues and emotional scars
Dog attack wounds have minor bruises, puncture wounds, or ripped flesh. Sometimes they can be fatal. Even with a minor bruise, you can file a lawsuit to help with the treatment and therapy that can cost thousands of dollars.
You do not need to get into financial trouble – instead contact us to get compensation for your medical expenses and improve your environment.
California State Have Strict Dog Bite Laws
The California Civil Code Section 3342 states that dog owners are directly responsible for dog attacks, regardless of the attack location (home, public or private spaces). Suppose the dog has no records of violence and aggression. In that case, the court will hold the owner accountable for the dog’s behavior, even if the accident happened on the owner’s premises.
However, owners will not be held liable if the attack was provoked by trespassing or animal cruelty. In most cases, dog owners are held accountable for the attack.
Victims should be aware of their rights and proceed to get compensation with help from Lehr Law, APC.
What To Do If A Dog Bites You?
Take the following steps if you encounter a dog attack:
1. Rush To Get Medical Treatment
Immediately rush to the nearest medical center. You can get deep wounds, infection, rabies, head or facial wounds, fractures, or intense bleeding. These situations require immediate medical attention to save your life.
2. Collect The Evidence
Take hold of all the necessary evidence, videos, images, contact info, and others. It can be significantly beneficial for your legal battle.
3. Contact Us
Once the treatment and evidence collection is complete, it’s time to get legal guidance. We will create a strong case and efficient strategy to get maximum compensation.
Contact An Experienced California Dog Bite Lawyer
Are you looking for legal representation in a dog bite case? You are in the right place. Lehr Law has handled hundreds of dog bite cases in California with the highest success rate.
Call us today at (858) 240-9993 or request a consultation online.