Sacramento Dog Bite Attorney

Sacramento Dog Bite Attorney


Any dog who is raised incorrectly or treated poorly is capable of attacking a human and seriously injuring them. United States insurance companies pay out almost $500 million to victims of dog attacks each year and most insurance carriers maintain list of restricted breeds because although any type of dog can attack a human, statistics suggest that there are certain dangerous dog breeds that may be more likely to bite or attack a human than others. It’s important that, if you’ve been attacked by a dog in the state of California, you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm for free consultation.

According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the following dog breeds are statistically more dangerous:

  • Pit Bulls – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports 66 dog bite-related deaths from 1979-1988 and in 2013, pit bulls accounted for 78% of the 2 dog bite fatalities. Over 700 U.S. cities have regulations restricting pit bulls.
  • Rottweilers – Although rottweilers are generally calm, they can be territorial and aggressive towards strangers. The CDC reports 39 deaths from 1979-1988. If combined with Pit Bull breeds, they become a much more dangerous breed.
  • German Shepherds – These dogs are extremely intelligent and are often used as a guard dog, police dog or seeing eye dog. Because of their police work, they have been considered a dangerous breed and are “banned” in certain areas. The CDC reports 17 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988.
  • Huskies – These dogs are known for their beauty and athleticism, especially working as sled dogs but if not properly trained, they can be extremely aggressive. The CDC reports 15 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988.
  • Malamute – These dogs, although similar in appearance to the husky type, they are stronger, possessing wolf ancestry in their breed history, causing 12 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988.
  • Doberman Pinschers – Often used as guard dogs, dobermans are extremely loyal but also very fatal. The CDC reports 9 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988.
  • Chow Chow – These breeds are extremely territorial and protective of their property and people. Their temperament has resulted in 8 dog bite-related fatalities from 1979-1988. Only experienced dog owners who have the time and energy to devote proper training should consider owning this breed.

Other breeds that are considered dangerous are:

  • Great Danes
  • St. Bernards
  • Bullmastiff
  • Akita
  • Presa Canario
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Dachshund

If you’ve been a victim of a dog attack from one of the above breeds or another type of dog, don’t wait to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Dog owners are reliable for maintaining their breeds and ensuring they are properly trained and socialized. If you’ve been injured, you can be entitled to compensation.

Regardless of the dog breed, California’s dog bite law clearly states the owner of the offending dog is responsible for the dog’s conduct at all times. That makes the owner responsible for any damages claimed by the victim. California, along with 31 states and the District of Columbia have laws identifying dangerous dogs. The purpose is not only to provide attention and warning, but to forewarn the owners that failure to abide by the laws to monitor, leash, fence and train their dogs, they could be subject to fines and in some extreme cases, incarceration.

Negligence and Liability

Most dog-attack personal injury claims fall under homeowners insurance policies. In order to pursue a successful personal injury claim, the victim must prove the dog owner was negligent. If you are able to prove negligence, you will then have to deal with the insurance company, who will often put up a fight with the settlement offer. Don’t take any offer until you’ve spoken with an attorney. If you are attacked by a dog, contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can assist you in your case.

Injured by a dog bite? Contact Sacramento Dog Bite 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 attorney 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.
The Choyce Law Firm
1438 Del Paso Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 306-0636





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