The Law Offices of Samer Habbas handles numerous dog bites each year. The statistics involving dog bites in the United States are alarming. There are approximately 4.7 million dog bite incidents per year in the nation. On average, there are 10 to 20 fatal dog attacks per year. Statistics have shown that California is home of some of the most fatal dog attacks in the country. Among the most likely to be bit by dogs are children. Being bit by a dog is the fifth most common cause of visits to emergency rooms caused by activities among children. The majority of dog bites are caused by dogs owned by family or friends. Over 50 percent of dog bites take place at the owner’s property and 77 percent of dogs are owned by family or friends. This means that either you or a loved one may fall victim to one of these attacks. Should this happen, the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will provide you or your loved one with the type of representation that will aggressively work for a just compensation.
Our Irvine personal injury attorneys will fight for a settlement you deserve and will be there to help you through this tough time. We handle dog bite lawsuits in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.
Overview of the Law
California has enacted California Civil Code Section 3342, otherwise as the known as the Dog Bite Statute. It provides as follows: (a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the other’s knowledge of such owner within the meaning of this section when he is on such property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner.
The statute makes dog owners strictly liable for your injuries. This means that the dog owner must not have knowledge that his/her dog has dangerous propensities. They are simply liable for their dog’s actions even if it is the first time the dog has bitten anybody.
What to do if you are bit by a dog?
To fully protect your rights, you should avoid doing the following:
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, contact
the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in handling dog bite injury cases, and have the experience to help you recover your lost wages, medical
expenses and other costs from your injury.
Please call 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case or
you can fill out our free personal injury consultation form.
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