According to California Civil Code §3342 “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.” This means that a dog owner is responsible for their dog whether they are in their own home or in a public place. It also does not matter whether or not it was the first time the dog injured someone or not.
There is strict liability on the dog owner in dog bite cases and liability is normally not disputed. The dog owner is responsible for the damages you suffered. However, the damages you sustained may be disputed. The defense will attempt to minimize your damages caused by the dog bite. This is why it is important to hire an attorney that will advocate for you and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Although we view dogs as a part of our families, a large number of people are injured each year due to dog bites. Because of our view of dogs and the rarity of being bitten by a dog, it is startling and traumatizing to be bitten by a dog. Oftentimes people are so traumatized after being bitten by a dog that their relationship with dogs changes. There have been cases in which some gave away their dogs after being bitten due to the fear instilled in them from the injuries.
Dog bite injuries are usually minimal but in rare cases they can be fatal. Often the injuries from a dog bite include abrasion, scarring, wounds, broken bones, infections, nerve damage, loss of mobility, and ptsd. Medical treatment can be costly and stressful. Forward Law Group is experienced in this area of law and will ensure you are receiving the proper medical treatment without worrying about the expensive medical bills.
There are several reasons to hire Forward Law Group to represent you in your dog bite case. Our Los Angeles Dog Bite attorneys are experienced in handling dog bite cases and have a track record of success. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive compensation for your suffering and that your medical bills are covered. Dog bite liability is not a dispute, however, getting the compensation deserved can be difficult without an attorney. At Forward Law Group, APC we arrange medical appointments to ensure you are being treated by experienced professionals experienced in dog bites. At Forward Law Group, it is not just the compensation that matters to us. We care about your well being and will ensure your injuries are accounted for and you are properly treated. Hire Forward Law Group to represent you in your dog bite case for experience and results!