Dog Bites Are Strict Liability
When an individual is legally where they were when a dog bit or attacked them, the owner of the dog is legally responsible for the dog bite. California law states that a dog bite is the absolute responsibility of the owner. In other words, the owner is strictly liable for the dog bite and an experience litigator will fight to ensure that they are held liable for their dog’s action.
Children Are Often Victims
Oftentimes, children are victims of dog bite injuries to the face. In those cases, it is important for the victim to be examined by a medical professional to look for nerve damage and scarring. Besides the nerve damage and scarring, puncture wounds and lacerations may become infected and cause permanent disability and deformity.
Who Can You Sue?
If you are a victim of a dog bite accident, there are many ways to recover from the person whose negligence caused the attack. If the person who violated a leash law or a law prohibiting dogs from “running at large,” and the person kept the dog, even though they knew the dog had a history of causing harm, then you can recover for the person’s negligence.
Furthermore, if the dog owner also owns a home, and the dog bite occurred on or near the homes premises, the dog attack may be covered by the homeowners’ insurance.
Dog Bite Injuries
Injuries caused by dog bites are typically unique because there is often damage to one’s face. Here are some of the injuries caused by dog bite accidents:
- Pain and suffering
- Emergency room visit
- Psychological and emotional trauma
- Plastic Surgery
- Lost wages and future earnings capacity losses
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