Riverside Dog Bite Attorneys Helping Injured People
It seems that nearly every day, some Southern California media outlet is telling the tragic story about someone who has been attacked and horribly maimed or worse in a dog attack. Most tragic of all, the majority of the grievously injured or killed are children simply walking home from school or cutting through a neighbor’s yard. In nearly every dog attack, the victim was not provoking a dangerous animal; he or she was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and suffered an attack without provocation. California leads the country in number of dog bites each year and number of people killed and injured seriously enough to warrant hospitalization. People injured by dangerous dogs have a right to seek damages against the dog’s owner. If you would like to consult with a Riverside dog bite lawyer, fill out a contact form or call our law offices today.
Negligent dog owners can be held liable for damages their animals cause. Call us today at 888-848-5084 to schedule a free consultation!
Disturbing Dog Bite Statistics
If you thought that dog bites mostly happened to kids and letter carriers, you’re only seeing part of the big picture. There are nearly 75 million dogs in this country, and we are in the midst of a serious dog bite problem that gets worse every year. Around 4.7 million people, nearly two percent of the population, are dog bite victims each year, and that shocking number has been steadily rising for many years. Other disturbing dog bite statistics include the following:
- Around 800,000 dog bites per year, approximately one dog attack in six, results in injuries serious enough to require a trip to the hospital.
- Around 1,008 dog bite victims receive treatment in emergency rooms every day.
- 2,851 letter carriers experience dog bites each year.
- Dog attacks are the fifth most common cause of emergency room visits for children.
- Each person in this country has a one in 50 chance of being a dog bite victim each year.
- Between 10 and 20 people die each year from dog attacks.
Under California law, the owner of a dog that bites someone can be held liable for damages whether he or she was negligent or not and whether or not the dog has a previous history of biting people.
You Have Legal Options, Call Us Today
Despite what you may have heard from friends and family, if you or a close family member has experienced a dog bite, you can seek damages against the dog owner. This isn’t about getting even; it’s about getting fair and just compensation for your injuries and encouraging the owner to be more responsible. It’s also about preventing dangerous animals from hurting anyone else. If you live in Riverside County and would like to speak with an aggressive, experienced Riverside dog bite attorney, we encourage you to contact us today by filling out a contact form or calling my law offices of samer habbas at 888-848-5084.