Have you been bitten and suffered serious injuries from a dog bite? You may be entitled to a cash settlement for your injuries through a dog bite lawsuit. A dog bite can be traumatising and leave you with terrible pain, mental distress, and mounting medical bills. An experienced Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyer can help you with your medical and financial costs.
Most of us have suffered a dog bite or two over the course of our lives, usually in childhood. However, dog bites and dog attacks are on the rise in the U.S. and have been increasing for many years. Around 4.7 million people suffer a dog bite each year. At least ten and as many as 20 die from dog attacks, and many are children. Our state ranks first in the nation each year for dog bites and dog attack fatalities, and injured victims have a right to seek damages against irresponsible dog owners. That is why many choose us to be their Los Angeles dog bite lawyer. We bring a proven record of success, years of experience and a reputation for meticulous case preparation.
Dog attacks can be deadly. If a dog has bitten you and you want to speak with a Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyer, call us at 888-848-5084 to schedule a free consultation!
Unlike other states that have laws that grant dog owners some leeway in terms of liability based on the dog’s reputation, California is a strict liability state, which means that owners of biting dogs are liable for injuries their dogs inflict on others. Even in cases where the owner was not negligent and the dog had no history of attacking anyone, the owner of the dog causing the injury is liable for damages. According to California Civil Code 3342:
(a) The owner of any dog is liable for the damages suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog while in a 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 owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. A person is lawfully upon the private property 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.
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Dog bites are terrifying for victims, and the injuries surpass the physical damages to the dog bite victim’s person. There are also financial injuries from medical bills and lost wages, psychological injuries from the trauma of the attack and others. If you are a dog bite victim and you want to speak with a Los Angeles Dog Bite Lawyer, call us today Law Office Of Samer Habbas at 888-848-5084 to schedule a consultation. We will work hard and explore every opportunity to help you receive the fair and just compensation you deserve.