Serious Dog Bite Injuries to Children

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Sacramento Dog Bite Injury Attorney

INJURY LAWYER HELPS VICTIMS OF ACCIDENTS THAT CAUSED BADLY BROKEN BONES OR CRUSHED JOINTS

According to the Center for Decease Control (“CDC”) more than 4.7 million dog bites happen every year in the United Stated. While most of them do not require medical attention, however roughly 800,000 will seek medical treatment. About 400,000 of those who will seek medical attention are children.

While we do not regularly hear about dog bites. However, the ones that we do hear about are extreme, often horrific and involve children. The problem with young children is that have not learned to be weary of dogs because they do not know about their ability to attack, bite and even kill. Children do not understand the concept boundaries and do not pick up body language. To kids, dog is another toy they can squeeze, jump on and hub.

It is hard to get into the mind of an animal and put a finger on what exactly made the animal attack. But we have to remember that though they are domesticated the dog are animals. Often a child will grab and pull the dog’s fur, ear or tail causing the dog to bite. You must understand that dog cannot speak and biting is their way of letting you know – I don’t like it.

However, some attacks are unprovoked. Dogs attack children for the same reason they chase cats and squires. Children like to run causing the dog’s predatory instinct to take over the begin to chase and bite. Children are also small and an easy target. Children between ages 5 to 9 years old are most likely be bitten by a dog requiring medical treatment.

Next, the California Civil Code section 3342 is known as the California’s Dog Bite Statute. It is states in pertinent part that:

“(a) 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.”

However, just because the states that the owner of the dog is responsible for the injures his/her dog causes it does not mean that that owner will automatically pay you. Most of us don’t have thousands of dollars lying around just in case we cause someone to be injured. Similarly, dog owner’s do not put money into their savings bank account to pay people they might injure.

Even suing and obtaining a judgement again the dog owner might not put money in your pocket. Judgements for negligence may take years to collect or at worse be discharged in bankruptcy court if the dog owner files for bankruptcy.

So, to recover against a dog owner he or she must have insurance to cover the dog. Best available insurance is a home owner’s policy or renter’s insurance policy.

A Sacramento dog bite attorney can help you determine avenues which are best for you to recover payments for your medical bills resulting from a dog bite, possible corrective plastic surgery (if needed) and for pain and suffering. An attorney may hire a private investigator to go and speak with the home owner. Attorneys also have resources to determine if the dog owner is a home owner and whether the dog owner has insurance to cover the incident. Attorney will work with animal control to get the best result possible for you and your family.

Injured by a dog bite? Contact Sacramento Dog Bite Injury Attorney for Help.

Whether you or a loved one suffered one single bite, or a more devastating attack, you deserve a personal injury attorney who cares about your situation and is here to help make sure you are fully compensated for your injury. Our American system of law is set up only one way – to repay you for your loss with money. The insurance companies have one job – to pay you as little as possible and keep expenses as low as possible for their company. You must level the playing field by having an attorney on your side, who will fight to make sure justice is done.
 
Call Sacramento dog bite injury lawyer at The Choyce Law Firm for free consultation today. Our experienced personal injury lawyer is available to give you the answers you need to know immediately and can fight for justice and compensation with integrity and relentless enthusiasm.
 
It’s important to understand that there are many legal deadlines if you are injured.Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak to a personal injury attorney in Sacramento who can handle your case and take the burden off your hands.
 
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    • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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      This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

    • JAMES CRAFT
      DUI Defense Client
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      Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

    • JACQUELINE R.
      Personal Injury Client
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      “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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      POLICE DOG ATTACK INJURIES

      PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY IN SACRAMENTO

      Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento

      Getting attacked by a dog can cause a lot of serious injuries that can lead to physical, emotional and financial suffering. California has a strict liability statute which means the owner of the dog is held responsible the moment a bite occurs.

      But what happens if the dog is part of a government entity? The first thing you should do if you get attacked by a dog, is contact an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case and look to see what the best option is.

      Police departments across California use K9 unites to assist in law enforcement. Dogs are extremely intelligent and can help detain a suspect, pursue a suspect, identify a suspect by his scent, detect illegal substances, deter crime, protect officers and control crowds. K9 units are specifically trained to not severely harm individuals, including avoiding any bites in areas such as the neck, face or spinal cord. Although, for the most part government agencies are immune from dog attacks by K9 units, there are times when police dogs attack the wrong person or are not trained in a proper way making them liable in certain situations. Again, the best way to deal with any dog attack is by contacting an experienced personal injury attorney with knowledge and expertise in government entities.

      California civil code section 3342 states that no one can bring a lawsuit upon a government entity using a dog in any of the following:

      • in the apprehension or holding of a suspect where the employee has a reasonable suspicion of the suspect’s involvement in criminal activity
      • in the investigation of a crime or possible crime
      • in the execution of a warrant
      • in the defense of a peace officer or another person

      Bite incidents needs to be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether the dog was necessary, the handler issued the correct commands, and the use of force was justified. It’s also important to note down information such as: the severity of the crime, the behavior of the victim, the personal characteristics of the victim such as race and ethnicity should be tracked to determine whether dogs are used against certain people and not others.

      Police dogs are extremely dangerous due to the way they were trained. Dogs are taught a bite-and-hold technique for subduing individuals suspected of crimes. This type of technique applies a greater force which results in more serious injuries, including deep puncture wounds, severe crush injuries, large tissue avulsions and lacerations, wounds necessitating surgical debridement, bony injuries ranging from cortical violations to displaced fractures, neurovascular damage and other wounds prone to infections. If you’ve suffered an injury from a police dog, contact a personal injury attorney in Sacramento at The Choyce Law Firm immediately.

      Call a Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento For Help

      Whether you or a loved one suffered one single bite, or a more devastating attack, you deserve an attorney who cares about your situation and is here to help make sure you are fully compensated for your injury. Our American system of law is set up only one way- to repay you for your loss with money. The insurance companies have one job – to pay you as little as possible and keep expenses as low as possible for their company. You must level the playing field by having an attorney on your side, who will fight to make sure justice is done.
       
      Give us a call at (916) 306-0636 to speak to a personal injury attorney in Sacramento who can handle your case and take the burden off your hands.

      TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

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        • JACQUELINE SWINSON
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          This is my second time hiring Mr. Choyce for my son, who was charged with a criminal act. Both times that I hired Mr. Choyce, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law, his professionalism, and the fact that he was relatable. He is trustworthy, tells you the truth about what you are facing. He is organized, he is a very good listener, came up with strategies that were appealing.I can’t say enough good about Mr. Choyce! I knew that he was going to give my son’s case everything he had, and he did!

        • JAMES CRAFT
          DUI Defense Client
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          Hiring the Choyce Law Firm was the best decision I made while trying to decide what to do after getting charged with a 3rd DUI. I tried to use a lawyer that I had previously used when in trouble with the law, he was near retirement and wasn’t able to give my case the attention I was looking for understanding that I was facing jail time. When contacting Mr Choyce we discussed my case and he told me he could help, he even knew my previous attorney. Mr Choyce was aggressive in fighting my case with filing motions on my behalf an trying to get my case dismissed, I was very pleased that he was not just looking to get the first deal the D.A. offered but was aggressively trying to win my case. Although we were not able to get the dismissal we were looking for he was able to keep me out of jail an I was able to serve my sentence on the EHD Program, which allowed me to keep my job an that was very important to me. Mr Choyce also handled a second case for me, I was charged with driving on a suspended license and no registration. Once again Mr Choyce was aggressive with this case and took it to trail an was able to get a not guilty verdict, which saved me a great deal of money in fines that would be pending with a guilty verdict. Overall hiring Mr Choyce and his team was the best decision I made, he provided great service at a respectable rate, an explained things as they were happening and with the charges I was facing I was very happy with the outcome of my cases that he handled. I would strongly recommend Mr Choyce and his team to anyone I know that needs legal representation he knows the law and will provide you with the best service you could hope for form a lawyer that wants to win.

        • JACQUELINE R.
          Personal Injury Client
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          “This is my second time using Mr. Choyce, and I would choose no one other than him. Both times that I hired him, it was for my son, and they were very serious cases. Mr. Choyce is smart, professional, practical, and relatable. He is a serious person, who listens, speaks in laymens terms, so that you understand what is going on. Not like some that I have experience, who talk over you, and dont take the time to really answer your questions.The second case got very close to going to trial, however, I was confident that I had the best of the best representing my son. Thank God that after willing to go to trial, we got a deal that, I think was a win win.I would definitely, without a question, hire Mr. Choyce again!”

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        TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

        REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

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