Dog Bites and Other Animal Injuries
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Have you or anyone in your family been bitten by a dog or suffered other animal injuries? If so, you may wish to seek professional legal help from a qualified attorney who can review your case and advise you on the proper course of action in your particular situation. We recommend that you contact a California personal injury lawyer at our firm to arrange a consultation in which you can discuss the specific facts of your case. Our firm is dedicated to helping those who have been injured through the negligence or wrongdoing of others. We can initiate legal action on your behalf to recover damages connected with your injuries.
Dog Bite Cases in California
A study published in 2010 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality showed that the number of individuals in this country who were hospitalized for dog bites almost doubled during a 15-year period. By breed, pit bulls and rottweilers account for the majority of dog attacks, which are frequently directed against children. In 2010, 33 dog attack fatalities occurred in the U.S., of which 20 were children.
As a strict liability state, California makes dog owners responsible for the injuries their dogs inflict upon others, even when the dog owner was not negligent and his pet had never bitten anyone previously. Dog owners are expected to be vigilant when it comes to protecting others from dog bites or attacks from their animals. Based on negligence in these matters, a person who is bitten by another's dog may recover compensation for damages. Many local ordinances in the state make anyone who has custody of the dog, not just the dog owner, liable for any type of injury or property damage caused by the dog while in their care.
In the case of a dog bite or other animal injury, it is best to consult with a California personal injury lawyer at our firm about the particulars of your case to get the specific legal guidance you need.
Contact a California personal injury attorney at the firm to file an injury claim if you have been the victim of a dog bite or other animal injuries.
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