Pursuing Justice For Dog Bite Victims In Southern California
In California, dog owners are strictly liable for their dogs’ behavior. That means it does not matter if a dog’s owner had no prior knowledge of aggressive tendencies in the dog. If the dog injures you or your child, you may have a case for holding the owner liable even if the dog has never bitten before.In Orange County, RSnyder Law Firm, PC, is ready to support you in pursuing the compensation you need and deserve following a dog bite or attack. Whether you are in a public area or on the dog owner’s property, if you are there by invitation or permission, the dog owner has a responsibility to protect you from harm.
The Serious Consequences Of A Dog Bite
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention categorize numerous breeds of dogs as dangerous, including pit bulls and rottweilers, a dog of any breed or size can inflict injury — even fatal injuries — under the right circumstances. Victims of dog bites suffer these injuries and others:
- Torn muscles
- Wounds requiring multiple sutures
- Lacerations resulting in disfigurement
- Nerve damage
- Severe infections at the site of a dog bite
- Bites that result in crushed bones
- Emotional trauma and anxiety resulting from an animal attack
A dog bite does not have to be a vicious attack to cause injury and suffering. For example, if you were lawfully on someone’s property to make repairs or deliver a package, an unrestrained dog may lunge at you causing a fall that results in injuries. The owner of the dog may be liable in a Personal Injury claim for these and other injuries resulting from the misbehavior of the dog.
Fighting For The Rights Of Dog Bite Victims
Over 4 million people suffer from dog bite injuries each year. Half of these victims are children. Dog owners are responsible for keeping their animals restrained when there is any danger that a visitor to the property will come to harm. If you or your child suffered injuries resulting from a dog bite, allow us to represent you.
The attorneys at RSnyder Law Firm, PC, understand that the consequences of a dog bite can affect your life, causing physical and emotional scars. Laws related to dog bites are complex and unique to each jurisdiction. An experienced and dedicated lawyer by your side can provide aggressive and effective protection of your rights.
Get Help Now
Seeking compensation for a dog bite injury is challenging, and few are successful without legal assistance. Let our law firm be your advocates in seeking the fair compensation you deserve. Call (949) 484-0175 or use our online form to meet with a compassionate attorney at our Costa Mesa office at no cost.