Dog Bites and Attacks
Los Angeles Area Dog Bite Lawyers
Dog bites and animal attacks are unpredictable, and all too often
result in serious personal injuries, emotional trauma and even
death. Furthermore, there is no such thing as "one free bite." Dog
owners are responsible when their animal attacks a person. If you or
your child was bitten, or injured by a dog or other animal, you may
be entitled by law to collect for your medical bills, wage loss,
disfigurement, pain and suffering and other losses.
California Dog Bite Law
While some states require previous vicious behavior by the dog,
in California, a dog owner is automatically liable when his dog
bites another person. However, liability does not mean the dog's
owner will voluntarily pay damages. Additionally, there can be
exceptions to this rule, in cases where a landlord is not liable for
a tenant's dog, unless the landlord was in charge of the dog or knew
of its prior propensity for violence.
Children are the most frequent victims of dog bites, and tend to
suffer the worst injuries, especially bites to the face, head, hands
and arms. Bites can also cause nerve damage or lead to infection.
Make sure you get prompt treatment and a medical opinion about the
likelihood of permanent scarring or future plastic surgery.
Although a dog bite or animal attack case may seem simple, the
issues are complex and often involve questions of insurance coverage
and a host of other legal concerns. We handle dog bite and animal attack cases throughout the Los
Angeles area and will work to recover your rightful compensation
- Treatment for bite and claw wounds
- Injuries from a knock-down or from fleeing a dog
- Reconstructive surgery
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
If you or a family member has been the victim of a dog or animal
attack, we will be able to answer
all of your legal questions regarding California dog bite laws. Call us at (866)
976-1299 to arrange a free consultation.