If you own a dog in California, and that dog bites someone, you are liable or legally responsible for the dog bite, if the person bitten was legally on the premises where the dog bite occurred. Under California law, a dog that bites is the absolute responsibility of its owner. This concept is called “strict liability” in California. if you own a dog, you pay for the dog bite injuries and all subsequent damages related to the dog bites or dog attack.
Dog bite victims may also have other grounds for a claim against a dog owner as well as strict liability. For example, a dog bite victim could argue that a dog owner was negligent because the owner did not realize his or her dog was dangerous and/or did not have the dog secured on a leash or contained in a fenced secure yard. Arguing negligence simply gives dog bite victims a stronger case in taking action against a dog owner.
In most dog bite cases, the victim of the dog bite who takes action against a dog owner will actually recover compensation from the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company. An individual dog owner may not have sufficient money or assets to pay for all of the losses caused by a dog, but homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage to insure that accident
Dog Bite Injuries
• Emotional & Physical
• Medical Emergency Room Costs
• Plastic surgery
• Psychological & emotional trauma treatment
• If the victim of the dog attack was working, lost wages and loss of present and future earning capacity.
• Pain & Suffering
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of another’s dog or animal, you may be entitled to compensation. The negligent party may be responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, as well as other financial and possibly emotional damages. Our law firm always offers a free initial consultation on all cases and we are only paid if we win, which means that there is never a fee unless we successfully resolve your case. If you need our help and immediate assistance, call us now (818) 757-7292 or contact us online today!