Approximately 4.7 million dog bites happen in the United States every year. Some 800,000 of these dog bites require medical attention which can be expensive. If a dog bite has occurred, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to seek sound legal advice after being injured and the Law Eagles can help with our years of experience and excellent service.
California enforces strict liability in almost all dog bite cases with few exceptions. There is no so called one bite rule or disputed liability, but some exceptions to the California dog bite laws do apply. In almost all cases, when a dog bites a person injuring them the owner is liable for the bite regardless of the circumstances.
There are many different forms of dog bite including:
● Puncture wounds
These are only the physical aspects. There can also be emotional pain and suffering you may be able to be compensated for as well. Scarring and disfigurement is also a major consequence of dog bites. The most common areas are the face, nose, lips, cheeks, and hands causing some 44,000 injuries. These scars can be life long and come with a lifelong fear of dogs. You may be able to be compensated for the costs of repairing or lessening the scar.
If you have been injured by a dog bite you may be entitled to:
● Pain and suffering
● Medical bills
● Loss of past and future income and earning capacity
● Future medical expenses including mental health counseling
Call the experienced attorneys at the Law Eagles today to set up a consultation.