In the United States, an estimated 4.7 million dog bites happen every year and approximately 800,000 require medical care. California is a state where the law that applies is “strict liability” in this type of personal injury. The person who gets bit by a dog will apply the “strict liability statute” when they seek damages for the injuries. Under this law, there is not a one bite rule and no disputed liability. This means the dog owner is automatically responsible for the damages and is not permitted under these laws to dispute who was at fault. The only exceptions that may apply if the person bit by a dog provoked or was cruel to the canine or was in the process of committing a crime on the dog owners property.
This state’s “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. This includes the property of the owner of the dog regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of viciousness.
When this kind of harm is suffered the most common injuries that may happen include:
When a person is bitten by a dog it can be traumatic physically and emotionally since this is an attack that is unexpected and painful. This is also the type of personal injury that has a high risk of infection and can leave scars that may require corrective surgery. This is because each year about 44,000 of the wounds is facial injuries treated at hospitals and often requires admittance.
If a person gets bit by a dog they should immediately seek medical attention and, if possible, have information about the dog such as its shot history. This can help during treatment for the injuries even if it does not seem like a serious bite it still needs medical care due to the risk of infection. The Choyce Law Firm is a personal injury law firm that represents clients in dog bite injury cases throughout California. Contact us for a free consultation.
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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